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memento mori

This ATC is for a Halloween swap-bot assignment.  I’m really grateful I signed up for it.  Never knew I could do like this.  It’s blue, says memento mori, and depicts a bird skeleton. truth I have a new favorite Dorothy Day quote.  She co-started the Catholic Worker movement in 1933.  I live in community at […]

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more I’m grateful for: the whole package

I’m going to get to more I’m grateful for.  But first some anguish. delivery issues Some delivery people can’t handle delivering packages to our house.  They assume a dog is in our yard, so they won’t open the gate.  To the contrary–loose dogs roam our neighborhood, and the fence is to keep dogs out, not […]

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death by mountain lion

Sometimes a thing you’re scared of can be a thing you want, or vice versa.  They can turn into each other. I was afraid of death by mountain lion for so long.  First in Orange County during grad school, more than twenty years ago, at a huge park with copious mountain lion warning signs. Then […]

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rabbit magic

I made some arts.  The pretzel snake one is too funny, not sure what I’m going to do with it. Then I made something that means a lot to me.  I made it and felt sort of possessed and amazed by my own art, like–wow, how did that happen.  The words fit just right, almost […]

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free zines

zine irony I used to give away my zines only, for years, and people would be skeptical. Or people would think the zines had no worth, if there was no dollar amount–they must be low quality, so I should’t bother. I learned I could reach more people by charging for my zines, as people would […]

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anger time

I’ve been angry today, tons in the morning, but some more recently also.  Not wanting to be blamey.  But here are some angers. yuck  I feel under-communicated with, that I’m in an interplay with some people who need to keep me posted, and they don’t always keep me posted.  Seems irresponsible.  They probably don’t know […]

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mail therapy

My sweetheart emailed me these words to be a guest post. History is fascinating. YouTube’s channel Simple History is simple history of events and concepts animated into bitesized chunks. I made significant progress today cleaning the living space stacks as well as keeping up with today’s dishes and laundry. I am feeling proud and accomplished. […]

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newed with the newiest new

ice cream experiment I tried making ice cream, in a coffee mug.  I combined pomegranate juice with half & half.  Then I let it sit in the freezer for an hour or so.  Stirred it.  Let it sit in the freezer for 40 minutes or so.  Stirred it.  Another hour or so.  Stirred it. It’s […]

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art love

Hey, guess what.  Someone made this art of me.  It was part of a fat love mail exchange.  Wow, amazing. They said they looked at public pics of me on facebook and understood me.  Isn’t it cool?  With strangers like this, who needs friends!  Hahahaha–just kidding.  I need you, reader. But sometimes strangers are better […]

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give me the cloth and I’ll wipe my face

“Google is telling me words to say in this email” Ming told me.  Their suggest feature is his dream come true, as he has a language-related learning disability.  Writing an email that would take me three minutes can take him days. “Yeah, you love it when you’re handed words that help you know what to […]