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wild fruits

We went for a desert walk and saw wild fruits.  Please let me tell you about them. Lots of possible lasts–feels sad.  Not sure how much we’ll make it back to the Las Vegas area, after we move.  Was that our last walk, at this trail we like near the Red Rock campground?  Maybe it… Read More »

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heat

“I’m actually enjoying this heat,” my friend said. “What heat?” I asked. “Oh, this isn’t hot?” he asked. Our friend flew down from Oregon to help us with our moving process.  For him, the low 90s is hot. “In the real summer, it’s up to 108 just about every day,” I said. “Oh, ok,” he… Read More »

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garden in spring

Hello, thought you might like to see the garden in spring.  Yes, it’s spring here, the flowers are telling me.  Permaculture is my life, and gardening in the desert is a never ending journey of learning. The first surprise was the cauliflowers.  Wow, how did I miss those?  Suddenly, there they were.  Small but brave.… Read More »

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thank you

Ming took me out to the river bed, which I’d been wanting for a long time.  Last time was a huge deal to me: I prayed, cried, and got a message from my mom.  So I was intimidated to return–too curious.  But I ached to lie on the earth and feel the earth support me,… Read More »

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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 »