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MC Candy Foot

breakfast ingredients “You want a grackle for breakfast?” I asked Ming.  A grackle was vocalizing in the courtyard. “Yeah!” he said. “Oh, honey.  You don’t eat birds.  The only animals you eat are sea creatures.” “Well, that’s good because they both start with a c.” “Uh–grackle doesn’t start with a c.  It starts with a… Read More »

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disposable culture by Ming

Ming says disposable culture can be ok for disabled people who need special things considering our energy and functionality.  But the problem is everyone uses it, because everyone lives in crisis mode, doing more than they can do, because of capitalism. Ming says it’s easy to be judgey.  “In the previous sentence, I feel very… Read More »

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burnout

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m on earth to do, including radical mental health and the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health collective.  I’d like to help do something meaningful and connective with many people, and radical mental health has been that.  The part that hurts is my own burnout. How do you prevent… Read More »

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fight the power

There was a meme I saw on a Catholic Worker facebook group, and it made me laugh. I added, “Lead us not into grad school, and deliver us from collection agencies.” student loans Student loans are creepy.  Kids who have no option, or feel no option, sign away their future freedom.  “I will gladly pay… Read More »

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anarchist types

My friend posted a cute meme of some anarchist types.  I love those non-agents!  Yes! I told my friend who posted the meme, “You’re missing some muppets.” Then Ming and I had a whole conversation about what the meme missed.  We were on a long car ride, on the trip to my homeland.  It was… Read More »

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all cats are psychedelic

Oh hey.  Happy new year.  I’ve been working on this cat.  I decided all cats are psychedelic.  That’s just how they exist, by default. Meow?  I call this All cats are psychedelic.  It’s art embroidery.  Funny how if it’s done with needle and thread, it’s just a craft.  It’s just a stupid lady thing. artists… Read More »

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many gods no masters

Lately I’ve been using the hashtag Many Gods No Masters.  It makes me giggle–it’s a spoof on the common anarchist phrase No Gods No Masters.  Yes, I’m a bad anarchist, for being religious.  I see God everywhere.  She is my favorite. Here’s an arati for the sect of Hinduism I did for 20 years.  I… Read More »

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Las Vegas

Once upon a time, there was a small town in the desert.  It came about as a result of some springs, las vegas.  I think the Native people would be here in the winter, and then in the summer, they would move to a higher elevation.  The valley gets so hot, it makes no sense… Read More »

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Reagan

Recently I heard this song by Killer Mike about Ronald Reagan that blew my mind.  History like this–wow.  And the ending makes me exclaim every time.  Such a brilliant culmination of everything he said before that, and such a strong, real response to that weird flag waving, teary-eyed nostalgia I remember, when Reagan died. The… Read More »

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taunting NAMI

When I saw the NAMI table at the SWANfest, I started daydreaming about taunting NAMI. Taunting NAMI is a fantasy more than a reality.  But NAMI represents the powerful standard belief that the system is good, and we just have to try harder to adapt ourselves to it.  Normal is desirable and within reach, if… Read More »