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what I meant about Bill Cosby

A while back Ming asked what I meant about Bill Cosby in a post called psychedelics.  I mentioned him when I was talking about self-sufficiency, racism, and justice. Years ago I associated Bill Cosby with conservative Black people.  He said some things like “Pull up your pants” telling Black young people to work hard, as… Read More »

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narcan

Oh hey.  We have some narcan to share.  I made a graphic about it. Do you live with someone who uses opioids?  Narcan is something to have on hand before you need it.  Overdosing on opioids is easy–a person can take a double dose on accident and then be out of their mind and take… Read More »

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tips for withdrawal

I want to share some tips for withdrawal, what helps me.  But first I need to say–some withdrawals are dangerous. warning Sadly, people can die from withdrawal, and also people can miscarry.  So tapering is a good thing–alcohol and opioids especially.  Please consider talking to someone with alcohol or opioids experience, if you need to… Read More »

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power and emotions

Hey, gmorning.  I was thinking more about power and emotions.  I think about power a lot–who has it, who has less, how it got that way.  But mostly where to go from here. I see power relations under the surface everywhere, mostly not spoken about, but controlling much of what we do.  Performances of respect,… Read More »

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needle exchange

A friend did harm reduction needle exchange in the Central Valley of California.  I enjoyed seeing this video of his work there. I’d heard of needle exchange but didn’t know much about it.  This video helped me learn a little about the materials given and collected, that it could happen in a park, how police… Read More »

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against punishment

This is a second meeting for a workshop about how to respond to harm in healthy ways that actually help us.  It’s called Against Punishment and is important to me. I don’t want to rely on broken punitive systems.  Feels related to the work I do around abusers in radical spaces.  I believe in community… Read More »

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we all need love

I love this quote, my favorite quote for a long time, about how we all need love.  I was talking about it with Ming this morning, Christmas morning.  It’s Oscar Wilde. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us –… Read More »