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your home

“Your home” is a letter to friends. thank you Thank you for letting us stay in your home as we regroup and figure out what to do.  Last night I slept eight hours after more than a week of serious sleep deprivation.  I’ve been so stressed and suffering, putting my body through hell.  It’s healing… Read More »

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zine community

Zine community is important to me.  I have a friend who makes Echo Publishing, and she does a ton for the zine community.  I’m so grateful to her!  Echo Publishing has been going for 21 years. Recently my friend posted her zine reads from May of this year, and a couple zines by me are… Read More »

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what is safe

Hello, I’ve been thinking about what is safe.  Do you feel safe?  What percentage of the time?  In your home, outside your home?  In your own body? Do you think you deserve to feel safe?  How about other people–do we?  Do you accept that what you need to feel safe might be different from what… Read More »

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direct action

I want to change culture, and direct action is part of my life.  I think about direct action of different kinds–symbolic, performative, solidarity.  Some acts of service can be direct action also. statement Serving food to hungry people is a real way to help, but it can also be a statement.  Food Not Bombs says… Read More »

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what I’ve learned from Lex

Hello, I want to tell you what I’ve learned from Lex.  Lex is an app for friend finding, date finding, and events sharing for queers.  So there are queer women, trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer people on there. I joined because a new friend of mine was talking about Lex, and I felt curious.  My friend… Read More »

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building bridges

Hello, I’m thinking about building bridges.  You know Ming used to meet for breakfast with a cop, someone in law enforcement we met at the test site.  The cop was guarding the test site from us wild protesters who might cross the line during the Sacred Peace Walk or another prayer event. I can’t remember… Read More »

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burying the significant wax

Ming and I did a ritual burying the significant wax.  The wax was from a candle I called the friendship candle. birthday One year I was very sad and hopeless.  Then this penpal I adore in the Pacific Northwest sent me a box of presents for my birthday.  It included lavender scented soap, lavender scented… Read More »

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Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups

Oh hey.  How are you doing?  This is Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups.  I was freaking out the other day because I realized someone had stolen my pups.  The succulent that Ming and I rescued from the community garden’s junk pile–it got so beautiful and even flowered, in our garden.  And it… Read More »

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feelings about adoption

I made this post adoption is not the solution.  I wanted to shed some light on the adoption struggle, the truth about adoption, and how lies about adoption fuel the anti-choice movement.  Feelings about adoption are strong, and of course it’s a complex subject. I was trying to add nuance to the pool of ideas,… Read More »

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what respect is

Hello, I was thinking about what respect is.  Meeting a potential community member, I wanted to ask if she respects all people, and what respect means to her.  Then I realized I should answer that question for myself! what respect is Some people think of respect as earned–if someone has expertise or authority.  I don’t… Read More »