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what you could do for me

Hello, how are you doing?  It’s my birthday!  I’m so glad to be alive.  Thank you contributing to my survival.  I was thinking about what you could do for me, should you care to give some blessing gift or support my projects. These are my main projects. art making, including art embroidery writing–zines and blogs… Read More »

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my day in lists

Hello, thought you might enjoy to hear my day in lists.  Ming took this super cute picture of Beatrice the other day with her tongue out. songs I sang to the goats this morning during milking Here are the songs, in order! Love Will Build a Bridge by the Judds All We Got Is Each… Read More »

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the best smell in the world

Hello–how are you doing?  What do you consider the best smell in the world?  I really like how dirt smells.  And I love the smell of Ming‘s body.  The amaryllis Naked Lady flowers are pretty amazing, pink from my childhood. But sometimes I think the best smell in the world is roasting chiles.  That’s why… Read More »

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lust for a new bike

“Hey, dear.  Do you have any lust for a new bike? I asked. “What?” he asked. “Do you have any lust for a new bike?” “No,” he said. “Oh,” I said.  “Well, could I show you this bike, and see if I can kindle lust?” “Yeah,” he said.  He was half-asleep and not very energetic… Read More »

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farm news

Hello, I wanted to share some farm news with you, as we are about to leave.  The big farm news is they bought a pretty green tractor. Isn’t it a cute little tractor?  I heard they paid $9000.  They used to rent one, sometimes.  But now it’s a functional toy, owned. Another farm news item… Read More »

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great day

Hello, I’d like to tell you about a great day Ming and I shared, in no particular order. delicious soup We went to this restaurant in Santa Barbara called Secret Bao.  We went because we liked the name.  I had this amazing soup made with sweet potato noodles. Ming took a picture of me enjoying… Read More »

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what Ojai is like

Hello–how are you doing?  Friends are asking, “How’s Ojai?” and about the farm where Ming and I stay.  So I thought I should make a post about what Ojai is like. We live in a room to the side of the kitchen.  It shares a wall with the kitchen.  There is electricity.  Here is the… Read More »

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what I’ve learned from this travel

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned from this travel.  Normally in regular life I learn a lot, but it’s quiet home things.  This learning from a time of not having a home is more intense and quick. I can’t control the pace–life is just coming at me, and I… Read More »

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going to Ojai

Hello, we are leaving Bakersfield and relocating to a permaculture farm in Ojai, California today.  Yes, I hope going to Ojai is great for us, and I hope we’re great for the community we’re going to live with. Yes, there’s an intentional community at the farm.  We’ve made a deal to stay for a month,… Read More »

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nyckelharpa

Hello, I love art, including music and musical instruments.  Especially traditional musical instruments that have become obscure.  Nyckelharpa is an instrument our respected friends Toby and Fred play.  It’s a traditional Swedish instrument that has special dances that go along with the songs.  Toby told us that the different villages have their own songs and… Read More »