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heat and loss

It’s 99 out but feels hotter. The air conditioner is inadequate. If I lie very still, I’m okay, but I have a headache. I was telling Erik there should be air conditioned public spaces. Like libraries without books. Or the libraries should be open more. Every public service is squeezed so tight until the workers… Read More »

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darshan

I was looking around online today and saw the word I couldn’t remember a few days ago meaning when you get blessings by being looked at by a holy person: darshan.

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dreams

Yesterday I wrote two letters and read some zines. Excerpts from Perzines 2 was good. I like seeing little pieces from all different people. I have something in that one. This morning we woke up at a quarter to 5 and talked a while in the dark. Then the sun was coming up. Then the… Read More »

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They Might Be Giants #38

Innocence Mission makes me feel healed: Birds of my Neighborhood and Befriended. It’s safe and caring. Morrissey and The Smiths make me feel healed too, though the darkness is more addressed—cathartic as in going through the pain to get to the other side. With Innocence Mission, the pain is off-stage. And the lyrics are beautiful.… Read More »

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something new

This morning I did something new. I drove myself to pick up some freecycle stationary, to a place on the other side of the tracks where I had NEVER BEEN BEFORE! It’s was by Manlove, which google maps thinks is Madlove. It was at an elementary school. I was looked at oddly by teachers leading… Read More »

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liked

beautiful my favorite towel my favorite person

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laundry

missing boards poverty of the spirit poverty of the mind

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Melissa Spence Gardner

I’m in love with these comix. Please go read some. http://www.strange-snow.com/index.html Kinda remind me of Jim’s Journal or King Cat. Or like The Assassin and the Whiner. My favorite kinda thing. Makes me wish I could draw….

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making stuff, faith

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. –Andre Gide This quote reminds me of me and Erik’s feelings about art, how we value intuitive as opposed to analytical, how the artist needs to get out of the way. There’s a buddhist idea of Big Mind… Read More »

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the third of July

I made envelopes out of an old San Francisco calender while Erik watched a lecture about Byzantium. I learned a lot about Basil II. Erik made us a dinner I like very much involving pretend beer brats which we call “beanerism.” It’s basically a pretend sausage sandwich, traditionally made on an onion bagel, but today… Read More »