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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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exercise equipment

Hello, I had a revelation about exercise equipment.  Exercise equipment has always confused me.  Why do people spend thousands of dollars on this mostly metal and plastic that doesn’t actually accomplish anything but exercise, when moving our bodies is free? Not like you make electricity from it, weave cloth, or make tortillas.  At the end,… Read More »

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I Am Not (Just) Pro-Choice

Hello, thought you might enjoy Thorn Coyle’s essay today, I Am Not (Just) Pro-Choice. https://www.thorncoyle.com/post/i-m-not-just-pro-choice I have been enjoying Thorn Coyle’s ideas for a long time.  Especially a song about direct action at the test site called Present from 1998. clinics I’ve never done clinic defense, but I’ve encountered the violent religious people outside of… Read More »

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no face no case

Hello, I’m obsessed with this art that’s on the fridge of our friends’ house.  No face, no case is a cool concept.  And the graphic is nice too, teaching me how to use a tee-shirt in a new way. I’m thinking it’s about court.  Activists who protest, do street art, and otherwise make mischief are… Read More »

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things that changed

Here are some things that changed about me.  Most are small–some are huge. meats When I was a kid, I ate meat all the time.  That was normal in my family.  I liked bacon and tri-tip; I come from a BBQ town.  The cattlepeople would roast meats. Most meats I was not that into.  Ham… Read More »

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spiritual bypassing

In yoga class on Wednesday, our teacher talked about spiritual bypassing.  It was at the beginning, and I had a big reaction.  I think our teacher was upset by violence in the news and didn’t want to pretend that collective grief and individual grief isn’t happening. She acknowledges the grief and pain, and she said… Read More »

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how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy

In a mad maps workshop the other day, I was asked how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy.  It’s a big question, and I started writing a list of answers in my journal. We moved on to other parts of the workshop, and I was still making the list.  Felt delicious to be real about.… Read More »

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religion

This is how I think of religion and spirituality. sacred beautiful holy connective passionate restorative healing creative earthy observant alive atuned transformative diy fun Ritual is one of the deepest kinds of fun I know.  It’s fun for my whole self, aligning all the aspects of me, and aligning with the cycles of nature also.… Read More »

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divorce ritual

I facilitated a divorce ritual for my good friend.  Her divorce had been in progress for a long time–then one day, it was finally finalized.  She’d asked me to do a ritual with her when it was done.  I was happy to be there for my good friend.  That’s what community is about.  I love… Read More »

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dear body

Dear body, I have written to you so many times, but this letter is overdue.  I love you unconditionally and will do whatever I can for you.  The world tells me you’re wrong, but I know you’re right.  You are unconditionally beautiful, and I honor you.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. Lately I… Read More »