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zine community

Zine community is important to me.  I have a friend who makes Echo Publishing, and she does a ton for the zine community.  I’m so grateful to her!  Echo Publishing has been going for 21 years. Recently my friend posted her zine reads from May of this year, and a couple zines by me are… Read More »

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refill my cup

I need a lot of self-care and do it all day, but community care is important too.  I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries, reciprocal relationships, what I really need, and what being refilled looks like.  I’ve complained about feeling used in relationships and people not reciprocating, like in this post.  But how do I… Read More »

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riverbed buddies

Usually my good friend Ariel and I talk via technology.  We txt and polo often!  With some emails, shared googledocs, and social media for good measure.  When we get together, we usually just talk.  There may be food, embroidery, tarot.  But I thought it might be fun to go to my favorite riverbed with her… Read More »

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fat folks tarot

Oh hey, something exciting happened.  My good friend Ariel said I can use her name in my blog.  Wow!  Thank you, Ariel.  Another exciting thing is my Fat Folks Tarot deck arrived, a gift from two good friends who live elsewhere.  What a supportive, kind gift to nourish my well-being.  I was so happy.  I… Read More »

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tarot

I always was intrigued by tarot cards and bought a deck for myself when I was young.  It was The Mythic Tarot.  I like mythology, so I thought this would be a good deck for me. I put it in a carved wooden box an ex gave to me.  It came with a book about… Read More »

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prayer requests

A friend asked me if I had any prayer requests.  He’s a prayer chaplain, so that’s something he loves.  Prayers have been a big part of our friendship.  To answer his question, I made a list.  You know me–I love making lists and am good at it. Then I sent the list to a few… Read More »

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funding friends

Hey, my friend sent me this patch.  I love resisting capitalism, sharing freely, trading.  But if we’re going to exchange monies, I prefer funding friends to funding corporations, any day! I like gardening and wagons.  A friend just did update work on my websites.  I was thinking about funding friends in that context too, employing… Read More »

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the five things I need

Being able to have difficult conversations is something I need, in any close relationship.  I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships, the five things I need, non-negotiable. the five things I need mutual respect Respect is like love, but less sparkly.  I need to be seen as pretty much equal to anyone I’m going to… Read More »

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Hey, that essay I had published in BiWomen Quarterly about being my own girlfriend–you can read it separated out also.  Nice for sharing!  I love this essay and believe in the project, whole-heartedly. being my own girlfriend experiment We cycled over to this community garden and were treated to a sweet tour.  A kind man… Read More »

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art trash poverty neighborhood love

Hey, guess what.  I wrote my thank you notes.  One was stilted and repressed.  One is beautiful and expansive. I got some big news today.  Having people I’m close to and love, it hits me hard, the changes to their lives.  I heard being a parent is choosing to have your heart walking around outside… Read More »