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what life is

rice facts “Yeah, there’s more rice.  A crescent of rice.  You can help yourself.  Or I can get it for you.” He walked to the kitchen to get some rice.  “It’s funny–no one talks about that.  How if you make some rice, and there’s a layer at the bottom of the pot.  So you take […]

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how Tashii Brown’s death changed my life

Yesterday I found out the family of Tashii Brown is supposed to get a $2.2 million settlement for Tashii Brown‘s 2017 murder at the hands of Las Vegas cops.  I was surprised.  I’d heard zero about the settlement.  Yesterday I googled Tashii Brown, trying to find an informative link about his killing, to share with […]

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brilliant mycelium

I’m a fiend for mushrooms.  They are gorgeous, can remediate polluted soil, are their own kingdom.  Lots of people think mushrooms are plants, but they’re their own thing. They can be delicious; they’re one of my favorite foods.  And one of my favorite things to find in nature–in a forest, in a bag of soil, […]

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how to be respected

I’ve been afraid to say some things in my writing because it can be vulnerable, and when I’m responded to with judgment, cruelty, disrespect, and lack of understanding, it hurts. I have certain disadvantages, as a fat crazy woman, and the world treats me in certain ways.  When I’m disrespected, that’s pretty normal for me.  […]

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do you have a moment for pallets?

Hey, did you know I’m crazy for pallets?  Yep–true love, way back.  My friends say you can make all kinds of stuff from them.  Me, I love them because they’re beautiful!  They don’t have to do anything but be. What gorgeous lines.  The light shining on them is so pretty.  They’re plentiful, yet radiant and […]

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community responsibility

I heard–our lives are how we want them to be.  If you’re super busy, that’s what you want.  If you’re rushed, over-committed, scattered–no one’s in charge of your life but you. content warning: mention of domestic violence I heard it to shame people who are in violent relationships.  Like–if she stays even though the man […]