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what you could do for me

Hello, how are you doing?  It’s my birthday!  I’m so glad to be alive.  Thank you contributing to my survival.  I was thinking about what you could do for me, should you care to give some blessing gift or support my projects. These are my main projects. art making, including art embroidery writing–zines and blogs… Read More »

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missionary being eaten by a jaguar

Hello, how are you doing?  Just thought you might need to see a missionary being eaten by a jaguar.  Art titled Missionary Being Eaten by a Jaguar from Noé León in 1907, so some say.  Others say later, like 1967. I love the stylizedness in the folk art style.  And you know I love Jaguar. … Read More »

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all I ask of you

Oh hey, how are you doing?  I was thinking about a song.  When I was a teenager, there was a famous musical Phantom of the Opera.  It was dramatic and creepy about love, including All I Ask of You, a romantic, soaring love declaration song. My dear aunt bought me a ticket to Phantom of… Read More »

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new wave 4H

We saw a hippie by the Safeway grocery store parking lot.  This was in Redding, California as we traveled north to Oregon.  He had hemp jewelry and some signs.  One sign said New Wave 4H: Hungry Hippie Handtied Hemp in rainbow colors.  I love it. I was curious to speak with him and was feeling… Read More »

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lotusland

Right before leaving Ojai, we visited Lotusland.  We caught the last of the lotuses blooming.  Yay! Lotusland is a botanic garden in Montecito, started in 1945 by an eccentric rich person.  Ming and I enjoyed the garden this time thanks to the Museums for All program, where you can get $3 tickets if you’re on… Read More »

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siren test

“Oh hey.  There’s a siren test,” I said to Ming. “Siren test?” he asked. “Yeah!  Like a warning for tsunami.  The sign says Saturday at 12 and 12:30.”  We were in Los Osos, right by the beach.  “Wow, I never heard it before.  I’d like to hear it!” “Sirens?  You mean like a Steller’s sea… Read More »

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pillows

Hello, how are you doing?  I wanted to update you about pillows.  I sewed a pillow case for one of the square pillow forms I was given by a stranger in Ojai.  Cute and cheerful, eh? I like the strawberries and cherries, the bright pink, even the slightly weird texture to the fabric.  You know… Read More »

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great day

Hello, I’d like to tell you about a great day Ming and I shared, in no particular order. delicious soup We went to this restaurant in Santa Barbara called Secret Bao.  We went because we liked the name.  I had this amazing soup made with sweet potato noodles. Ming took a picture of me enjoying… Read More »

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farm beauty

Hello, I would like to share more farm beauty with you.  We are about to leave this place.  But I wish we could stay. community It’s not about us–it’s about them.  Ming has tended the chickens devotedly.  I’ve prepped some good veg meals.  Ming helped two community members with bike repair, set some rat traps,… Read More »

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tractor

“Man, I think I’m in love with my own tractor.  Do you think that’s in the DSM?” I asked Ming.  I was in bed, trying to make myself go to sleep.  But all I wanted was to keep embroidering.  “I bet it is…” rainbow tractor I intended to sew a red tractor.  Then I was… Read More »