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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 »

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you can’t make me hate you

I have friends, and I love them. Can you blame me? What is life for, if not to love? Mother God gave me this wild brain and active body. It has hormones and feelings. I’m a mammal. I reach for other mammals, to hold them in my arms and against my body, to kiss and… Read More »