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MC Candy Foot

breakfast ingredients “You want a grackle for breakfast?” I asked Ming.  A grackle was vocalizing in the courtyard. “Yeah!” he said. “Oh, honey.  You don’t eat birds.  The only animals you eat are sea creatures.” “Well, that’s good because they both start with a c.” “Uh–grackle doesn’t start with a c.  It starts with a […]

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basil bride

Hey, guess what.  Me and pesto are getting married.  Here’s me as basil bride. Amaranth towers behind me.  Blue-leaved cruciferous veg is small and will grow into delicious foods.  This is in front of the Las Vegas Catholic Worker, part of the garden. I keep stems of basil in a mason jar on the counter, […]

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rabbit magic

I made some arts.  The pretzel snake one is too funny, not sure what I’m going to do with it. Then I made something that means a lot to me.  I made it and felt sort of possessed and amazed by my own art, like–wow, how did that happen.  The words fit just right, almost […]

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disabled eating

Hey, I have a new zine coming out soon.  Please Pass the Plants #2: a vegan cookzine for disabled eating. I did some art, felt good–I thought I had a draft done yesterday, then added a little essay about how a knockoff instapot changed my life, and then a little essay about how to make […]

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disabled

Ming has multiple disabilities–one is a learning disability.  I’ll mention it to people, and they resist.  “He doesn’t seem like he has a learning disability!” they’ll say. “Yep, he does,” I’ll say.  “He got accommodations for it in college.”  I’m trying to get legitimacy by noting the accommodations.  Like–it’s real.  Even a college said it […]

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newed with the newiest new

ice cream experiment I tried making ice cream, in a coffee mug.  I combined pomegranate juice with half & half.  Then I let it sit in the freezer for an hour or so.  Stirred it.  Let it sit in the freezer for 40 minutes or so.  Stirred it.  Another hour or so.  Stirred it. It’s […]

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give me the cloth and I’ll wipe my face

“Google is telling me words to say in this email” Ming told me.  Their suggest feature is his dream come true, as he has a language-related learning disability.  Writing an email that would take me three minutes can take him days. “Yeah, you love it when you’re handed words that help you know what to […]

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garlic magic: how we do disability at our house

There’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you.  It’s about garlic magic.  You ready?  Please kick back, put your feet up, put your hands behind your head, and hear what I have to say about disability and the Queen of Spices. garlic trouble Garlic is my favorite.  But for a while, I couldn’t handle it.  […]