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pray USA

Hello, I saw this sign Pray USA with an American flag, beautiful landscape, and beautiful sky.  We were driving on a rural road in southern Oregon, west of Eugene. I asked Ming to turn around and take this picture because I wanted to write a blog post about my pray USA prayers. pray USA I… Read More »

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flower crown

Hello, I have been wearing this flower crown sometimes.  People seem nicer when I wear it.  Sometimes they smile at me or give me a thumbs up.  Maybe I will wear it more often? I was wearing it that day at a food giveaway when I was singing the Bob Dylan song.  We ate all… Read More »

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everyday disability justice

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been speaking up about everyday disability justice.  What are the best ways to bring more everyday disability justice to the world?  How can we change culture to help us all treat each other more equitably? The experiences Ming and I are having in our travel and search for home… Read More »

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codependency

Codependency is a concept to explain a relationship situation many lovers find ourselves in.  Loving men who are addicts–that’s the type of codependency I’m most familiar with, from seeing that in my family of origin and in my own life. I believe the whole concept of codependency exists to blame the victim, and I’ve seen… Read More »

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racism while traveling

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about racism while traveling.  Have you experienced it?  Were you scared? My mom was Mexican-American, and my dad was white.  I appear white.  We had a tense moment or two when I was in jr high and my family visited Missouri, where my dad’s side of the… 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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racism

Hello, how are you doing?  Thinking a lot about racism lately.  Racism in everyday life, disability, and in community. medication Recently Ming needed some medication picked up for him in Las Vegas while we were traveling.  The medication has little to no street value.  But it’s a controlled substance because of repressive Drug War laws… Read More »

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how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy

Recently I was asked an important question during a healing circle led by a friend.  My friend asked how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy. Hmm, what a question.  I remember when I was a kid, my dad had bodily autonomy.  People were allowed to touch him only in certain ways, at… Read More »

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war on the poor

Hello, I saw a lot of war on the poor, in Bakersfield.  It made me super sad.  More than ever, I perceive how the world is set up for the convenience and ease of people who have homes, cars, jobs, and are abled and have money.  At the expense of everyone else. We were at… Read More »

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what I meant about Bill Cosby

A while back Ming asked what I meant about Bill Cosby in a post called psychedelics.  I mentioned him when I was talking about self-sufficiency, racism, and justice. Years ago I associated Bill Cosby with conservative Black people.  He said some things like “Pull up your pants” telling Black young people to work hard, as… Read More »