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January friendship art along

Gmorning.  Sorry I forgot to invite you to the January friendship art along.  But it’s not too late for you to catch up, if you’d like to join. Here’s the list of prompts. My friend Ariel made prompts 1-13.  I did the rest and made the graphic.  There’s a facebook group where we can share… Read More »

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why you should live

This is a letter to a friend who’s suffering with deep sadness and unmet needs.  I wanted to write him a letter called why you should live, and share it with you also, reader.  Maybe one day you could use its truth. why you should live Dear friend, Thank you for messaging me and telling… Read More »

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cat bones

“Tell me you washed that after you picked up cat bones,” I told Ming. “It went through the dishwasher twice!” he said. We laughed.  Yeah, we have a funny life.  I was referring to a pair of long tweezers that Ming was using to extract beads from a plastic embroidery thread organizer box, for me.… Read More »

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Master’s degree in love

I awarded my good friend Ariel a Master’s degree in love.  She’d already matriculated and completed the coursework long before I came around.  But it took the University of Laura-Marie to actually award it. Ariel said it was her first Master’s degree, which is surprising.  I thought for sure she would already have earned them… Read More »

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help

Hey, I wanted to mention that I need things.  Lately a few people are coming to me for help, and I’m glad I can share info, ideas, support, my own experience. I’m learning how to ask for help too.  It’s way easier for me to give help, than to learn how to ask for help.… Read More »

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community garden

I went to the emergency room the other day, which is a long story I will not tell.  Always nice to leave on foot, as a living person!  To celebrate my survival, Ming and I went for a walk.  I didn’t want to call it a walk, because that sounds like a big deal.  But… Read More »

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how to have a happy family

Been thinking how to have a happy family.  Ming and I are good at it.  Spring will be our ten year anniversary of being together.  I’d say that’s a win. shared values We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Sacramento.  Our first friend date, Ming invited me and my ex-husband to pick satsumas… Read More »

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birthday realized

My birthday realized was very well-celebrated yesterday and with friends the previous days.  Can I show you some pictures? We did an easy ritual.  Prayer, brownie nut cake as is our tradition, flowers, gifts from friends, I opened the birthday mail, read aloud the poems written for me.  It was a brilliant love fest, though… Read More »

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birthday dream

I had a birthday dream I was at the ashram I used to go to in Sacramento.  But it was different from how it really was.  Ming and I were in a big hall.  People were arriving from far away, mostly dressed in monk’s attire.  And then other people were excited to see them. More… Read More »

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econoline

“Is that a collector’s item?” Ming asked about the Econoline in my hands. “Well, I just collected it,” I said.  “So I guess so.” We were walking in the desert.  We needed some fun really bad.  So we went out early in the morning–Ming drove us to Red Rock.  We walked a little longer than… Read More »