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bagel cafe

We ate at Bagel Cafe, which opens at 7am. Ming is a Jew, and he is Chinese-American.  He was cared for by Jews as a young adult, and he has two adult kids who are Chinese-American and Jewish.  So this bagel cafe food is extra special to him, like Mexican food might be for me.… Read More »

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strength

When I need strength to resist oppression, I ask the Earth.  This art I made at a feminist zine workshop is about how I turn to plant knowledge and witchery for strength against patriarchy.  My belief in midwifery is part of that. The quote by Audre Lorde helps me feel strong.  Her ideas help me… Read More »

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Animal Chin

My favorite movie when I was a young person was Bones Brigade 3: the Search for Animal Chin.  It’s a skateboarding movie.  The whole thing is a quest to find this missing skate master Animal Chin. Or the whole thing is a bunch of footage of skateboarding, stitched together with the plot device of a… Read More »

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illegible

I rapped a new song.  It’s about being illegible at the doctor’s office.  Medical trauma, respect.  Please hear, if you get the chance.  It’s called Noncompliant. asemic My friend told me about asemic writing.  I was familiar with the concept of illegible, but not the term asemic, or that people like to do this.  It… Read More »

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Michael Hannon

I got some mail yesterday from my poet friend Michael Hannon.  He told me about this poetry reading, so I looked it up.  His first zoom poetry reading. It’s through University of California, Santa Cruz.  He’s reader #3. The whole thing is long.  Wow, an hour and 44 minutes.  I didn’t take it in all… Read More »

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art identity

I mention often that I make art.  This is some new art I made yesterday–atcs with some skeleton-ness.  There’s multiskeleton kid, knee eyes, apologizing for someone else, and knee eyes. It helps me to have something already on the page to make my art on.  I’m pulling my art into this world from the other… Read More »

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fairies

Oh hey, I decided to abandon my blog and zinemaking, and go live with some fairies who are off grid and offline.  We don’t do electricity! Just kidding!  April fools.  I’m still doing the things.  Life without photocopy machines–I shudder at the thought.  Like running away to join the circus.  For me–fairies. Do you think… Read More »

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art gallery

Yesterday was the day–the day I finally visited Recycled Propaganda.  It’s an art gallery in the arts district of downtown Las Vegas.  Ming went there a while ago.  He bought me some stickers.  But I had that year I didn’t go anywhere, the covid year, as I grieved my mom’s death.  Finally yesterday we went–yay.… Read More »

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affirmation arts

Sometimes I feel like giving up. So years ago I made myself a special atc with affirmations to help me understand I should keep living. When I know something will be difficult, I keep it with me.  I wanted to show you my affirmation arts. I also keep a list sometimes of four people to… Read More »

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flower garlands

Last night we went to a summer gathering.  It was flower themed, so I said maybe I could make some flower garlands. I had not made flower garlands for many years, since I had made them for Krishna in Sacramento.  It was an honor to be invited to make garlands for the Krishna puja.  There… Read More »