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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… Read More »

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something hurting me

Hello–how are you?  Something hurting me lately is being pathologized by people who don’t understand what I’m doing.  They have not seen someone do quite what I’m doing, and they misperceive it as some other thing they have seen and don’t like. It’s a way for them to center themselves as valid and Other me… Read More »

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power trip

Hello, this song Power Trip by Klassy matters to me a lot.  I thought you might enjoy it.  Usually music videos don’t make me cry.  Am I having PMS, or is this really sad?  How about both. It’s about kids in cages, ICE, immigration, safety, racism, love of family.  The system is on a power… Read More »

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events

Hello, how are you doing?  Disabled and cute, like me?  Maybe fat and happy, like me.  Or tired and brilliant, like Ming.  Good hearted, like both of us.  I want to tell you about timing for events, when it comes to disabled people. timing I hate when events are not kept to schedule.  Feels sketch… Read More »

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facts about me socially

Hello, how are you doing?  I was having conflict with a new friend.  Writing about the situation in my Secret Googledocs of Navel Gazing, I wrote myself into a realization about four pages in:  My friend is hurting me about things that he actually has no idea about me yet.  So I decided to list… Read More »

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my experience training as a suicide hotline prevention worker

Hello, I was thinking about my experience training as a suicide hotline prevention worker.  Did I ever blog about that before?  Here, let me search my own life.  I mean my own blog. La la la…!  Hmm, no–I cannot find it.  Maybe I never wrote about it!  I found some mention of suicide, but nothing… Read More »

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riding trike again

Hello, I’ve been riding trike again.  I love it.  Ming and I went to a place where they have equipment for disabled people. I was brave to phone call strangers and make the appointment to be assessed.  My excitement to ride trike gave me energy to be brave. special trike In the waiting room lobby… Read More »

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what’s going right

Hello, I’ve been so anxious lately.  But I’d like to take a moment to list what’s going right.  I want to trust my body, and trust other people too. trust It’s hard to trust my body and my health.  I have so many reasons to be afraid.  My dad’s heart attack, strokes, and all his… Read More »

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nesting

Hello, I’ve been thinking about nesting.  I’m quite the nester.  If I’m really close to someone, especially if sex is involved, I want to live with them.  That’s just the kind of animal I am.  Cozy, cuddly, caring, curious, homey, needy animal. I was thinking about nesting because I met a couple–they seem to really… Read More »

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age in Disabled Resilience Permaculture

Have you ever noticed how certain people are attracted to permaculture movements, and then certain people leave?  Why do they leave?  Ming and I have been thinking a lot about disability and age in Disabled Resilience Permaculture.  And in community. crazy I was told by a friend that mentally ill people destroy communities.  Wow, yuck. … Read More »