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Las Vegas

Once upon a time, there was a small town in the desert.  It came about as a result of some springs, las vegas.  I think the Native people would be here in the winter, and then in the summer, they would move to a higher elevation.  The valley gets so hot, it makes no sense… Read More »

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personal retreat

I planned a personal retreat, to visit nature every day, pray, sing a lot, and avoid social media.  I needed to really bad.  My stress level was too high, and I needed a deep rest.  I looked forward to my retreat like a dog to a bone! My personal retreat didn’t go as planned, but… Read More »

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praying in a riverbed

This post “praying in a riverbed” is a letter to my good friend that you are invited to read, like eavesdropping, but you’re wanted. Dear friend, I asked Ming to take me out to the desert.  Today he took me out to Late Night Trail which is just outside of Las Vegas.  There’s a riverbed right… 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 »

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July July

I rapped about a desert heat wave.  Here’s the soundcloud link.  It’s called July July. It’s about surviving high temps with poor technology.  Trying to eat and stay hydrated.  I like “ice pack for a hat” and “jank is unfair.”  If you get the chance, please enjoy. Thank you to those artists who leave free… Read More »

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mantis on a sunflower

I was passing through our courtyard, stopped to say hello to some sunflowers.  Then I yelled with surprise, when I saw a mantis on a sunflower, in our garden. I went back inside the house to put down the laundry basket, wash my hands, and get my phone to take a picture.  Ming was on… Read More »

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plover

Yesterday we went to a park in Henderson with a lake.  Ming likes to walk there, some mornings.  There are tons of Canada geese.  Coulda sworn I saw a plover.  Where I come from, there are endangered plovers. So I looked it up, and the Bird & Hike guy says yes, when they migrate, you… Read More »

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Red Springs

Yesterday we went to Red Springs for our morning walk.  It was fun to be at a new place.  I’d been there before, in the picnic area, like for the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health rock workshop, before covid.  But apparently, I never walked up the boardwalk to the spring. There were the big jackrabbits,… Read More »

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super cute

We have helped my super cute love Ming transition from 54 to 55 years old.  We did good.  Congratulations!  You have arrived at the speed limit. I was singing in the desert to Mother God, a sweet song, Eight Stanzas to Bhavani.  It’s in Sanskrit.  I’d like to record it for you, but I’m having… Read More »

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river

We went to the river–Ming drove us down Lake Mead Blvd toward Lake Mead.  Don’t ask me how we’ve lived here almost seven years and never did that before.  Whaaat? We went to a chill overlook and walked around.  We saw pretty yellow creosote flowers, and a praying mantis eggs case on a creosote branch–exciting!… Read More »