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trains

I used to say I did not especially like trains.  Well, that was never true.  I’m thinking way back.  Waaaay back. Yes, I could not help feeling excited.  How the trains flowed like water.  The excitement of the ding ding ding–the way a train’s passing lasted a certain amount of time.  The colors of the… Read More »

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dressing

“Hey, honey!  I don’t understand your dressing!  How could it be so good?  I thought ranch dressing was horrible, the most boring shit ever!  So bad, it was offensive.”  I was excitable, about dressing. “Is that because ranches have fences?” Ming asked. “Ranches do have fences,” I said.  “Are we talking about ranchers shooting wolves… Read More »

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celebrating health with health

A respected friend is teaching a zoom workshop monthly, starting May 22.  Here’s the image I made, to help him advertise it. Maybe too many words, huh.  And pics with people in them get more attention.  But he might fill his class.  We’ll see. walks Yesterday Ming and I went for a walk by the… Read More »

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my body is a very smart lady

Crazy fat liberation is important to me.  I want to live in a world where I’m respected unconditionally.  My body is a very smart lady.  But it shouldn’t need to be smart or pretty or healthy or anything in particular, to be respected. You could understand me or not understand me–doesn’t matter.  You could totally… Read More »

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message from the land of pain

I have a message from the land of pain.  I night-traveled there.  My back has been hurting, on the right side, parallel to my spine.  Then sometimes a lot more hurts than that.  I mean more parts of my back, and other parts of my body.  My muscles get so ouched, I don’t know what… Read More »

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how to survive medication withdrawal

I know a thing or two, about how to survive medication withdrawal.  I’ve done it a few times!  Jonesing is wretched, but there are lots of behaviors that can help. This is a list from an email I sent Ming, recently.  An internal memo of the Ming and Laura-Marie Mini-fam! list of how to survive… Read More »

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why radical mental health

stress of being social I’ve been thinking lately about stress of being social.  For me, there’s an investment, then hopefully a return.  Especially with radical mental health. Being social is really hard for me and takes so much energy.  But love and connection are what I live for.  So if I can muster the courage… Read More »

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bad medicine

Please have faith I’ll get to my point, as I tell you this tale.  I’m angry the medical system is fucked, and it’s both general and personal. last year almost dying When I was in the hospital, I had four roommates–two in ICU, two in regular. 1.  angry confrontative lady who freaked out a lot… Read More »

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do you have a moment for pallets?

Hey, did you know I’m crazy for pallets?  Yep–true love, way back.  My friends say you can make all kinds of stuff from them.  Me, I love them because they’re beautiful!  They don’t have to do anything but be. What gorgeous lines.  The light shining on them is so pretty.  They’re plentiful, yet radiant and… Read More »

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true confession of Laura-Marie River Victor Peace

Reader Friend, there’s something I haven’t been telling you–I must confess.  I changed what I eat, a lot.  It has to do with an obscure health issue I may or may not have. luxury healthcare Ideally everyone would enjoy great healthcare, regardless of income level or employment.  Especially a country rich with innovation, oil, “freedom,”… Read More »