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building bridges

Hello, I’m thinking about building bridges.  You know Ming used to meet for breakfast with a cop, someone in law enforcement we met at the test site.  The cop was guarding the test site from us wild protesters who might cross the line during the Sacred Peace Walk or another prayer event. I can’t remember… Read More »

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sigh

When I was a kid, sighing was a scary sound.  It was a sound my dad made when he was upset, and it meant someone else needed to fix his feelings real quick, or we would all be in trouble.  His sigh was a sign that we had a few seconds until things got violent.… Read More »

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what respect is

Hello, I was thinking about what respect is.  Meeting a potential community member, I wanted to ask if she respects all people, and what respect means to her.  Then I realized I should answer that question for myself! what respect is Some people think of respect as earned–if someone has expertise or authority.  I don’t… Read More »

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adoption is not the solution

This instagram post about how adoption is not the solution and the deep wounds adoption causes blew my mind.  Please take a look at what this adoptee has to say. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lisa Olivera (@_lisaolivera) Previously I’d believed adoption can be a beautiful, caring handoff with minimal pain. … 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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ample movement

I started doing yoga over zoom with Ample Movement.  The teacher is incredible. clear kind helpful relaxing to listen to supportive brilliant about bodies Have I lucked out with gifted yoga teachers, throughout my life?  Yes, I have. First I did a chair yoga short class with Ample Movement on youtube. It was great, so… Read More »

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idiot wind

Idiot Wind is a new book by my poetry friend Michael Hannon.  It was published last year by Hoopsnake Press with art by Ke Francis.  I’d read and loved the manuscript, so I was happy to receive the book in the mail a few days ago, see the art, and revisit the poems in book… Read More »

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waking up medusa

I’m so excited my friend released a new album.  I’m listening and feeling so grateful to encounter the art.  The band is Lost Luna, and the album is Wish Upon a Star.  The first song is Waking Up Medusa. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this beautiful truth, Waking Up Medusa and all… Read More »

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thank you

Ming took me out to the river bed, which I’d been wanting for a long time.  Last time was a huge deal to me: I prayed, cried, and got a message from my mom.  So I was intimidated to return–too curious.  But I ached to lie on the earth and feel the earth support me,… Read More »

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grateful today

I’m feeling grateful today that this owie on my finger is healing.  I was chopping something a few days ago and dropped the knife on my finger.  The wound was very small and minor but in a bad place on the pointer finger of my left hand–I kept bumping it and hurting it.  I can… Read More »