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bread

“If I ever feel like life isn’t worth living, please feed me some of this bread,” I told Ming.  It was cheese garlic naan from Gandhi’s in Tucson.  Wow, amazing.  Better bread than I could have dreamed. Ming was turning left, driving us back to our airbnb.  “I guess it’s the bread of life.  Maybe… Read More »

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murals

On Saturday, we served on the soupline, an honor to give water, trail mix, and chocolate chip granola bars to many houseless people.  Yes, I love to work the water table!  Water is my favorite! I respected about 150 houseless people.  Then Ming and I went for a walk nearby to see some murals.  I… Read More »

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psychonaut’s prayer

I made a new poetry meme, psychonaut’s prayer. I think this is a prayer series now, since I had the addict’s prayer too.  What do you think?  I used a public domain psychedelic art from wiki commons. lent I was meditating Wednesday, at the Worker–it’s Lent, so we have different prayers.  During the meditation, yeah,… Read More »

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embarrassed

Hey, guess what.  I posted on facebook about the recording I did of the Bach song I love, and a link to the soundcloud file.  Then I got really embarrassed, like it’s no good, and took it down from facebook. I was playing the recording for Ming, and all I could hear were the flaws. … Read More »

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fat party

“Uoooooh!” I said. “What?” Ming asked. “I’m invited to this holiday party over zoom, for fat girls.  I’m not a girl, but I am fat.  I’m a ‘fat girl,’ in a sense.” Ming was writing something down, sitting in the half-dark with me.  “Hahahaha!  I just put that in quotes.  Look at me.  I’m a… Read More »

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crazy

I made a meme about crazy.  Drake seems pretty reprehensible in his “Hotline Bling” video.  I laugh and laugh, at Drake and the messed up, misogynist things he says to the addressed, in this song.  He’s so transparently trying to shame her into being loyal to him–staying home and not changing–when it’s clear, she’s escaped… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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,… Read More »

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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. … Read More »