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what I like about our new home

Hello, how are you doing?  I hope you have a lovely home to live in.  Ming and I are newly snug, living in a housing co-op in Oregon for three weeks now.  I made this St Brigid’s cross out of lavender as an art gift blessing for the house.  Here’s a poem about what I… Read More »

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the most scary thing about love

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what’s the most scary thing about love. trust This came up for me because I was talking to my new housemate the other day.  He was in the kitchen, and I was in the dining room.  We were sorting some foods, and when he mentioned a… Read More »

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the earth is my home

Hello, how are you doing?  Toward the middle of the homelessness of me and Ming, I wrote this poem The Earth is My Home. It’s important to me because it speaks exactly what I was feeling at the time–a clear delivery from Mother God.  It’s about home, putting love at the center of well-being, and… Read More »

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stripey

“Hey, dear.  Would you still love me if I wore stripey pants?” I asked Ming. “Yes,” he said. “Yay!  Well, I’m not sure they will fit,” I said.  “But if they do–thank you for loving me.” I was lying in bed, thinking about some stripey pants I found in a giveaway laundry basket downstairs.  They’re… Read More »

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what happened

Hello, how you doing?  I’m ready to write about what happened.  I mean what happened when Ming and I tried to move in June and failed, which launched our four and a half months of homelessness. This tale is a bit long, so please make some tea or what have you and settle in for… Read More »

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dear man

Hello–how are you?  My friend and I were talking about DBT, and they reminded me how DBT has some cool acronyms.  They like DEAR MAN.  Yes, me too! Here is a nice handout describing it. https://dbt.tools/interpersonal_effectiveness/dear-man.php dialectical behavioral therapy Have you done DBT?  Some people do it in the hospital.  I did it outpatient for… Read More »

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the borrowed van

Hello, I want to tell you about the van Ming and I borrowed in order to get the last of his stuff out of Las Vegas.  I posted pics on instagram, but some of you are not on there.  Thought you might like to see the borrowed van and to have a peek at that… Read More »

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sunning

Hello, how are you doing?  Sunning is part of my wellness.  I prefer to sun daily.  But I forgot about it for a while. Vitamin D, psychological benefits, nature time, prayer moments of sky loving.  Feels great, and I think about my mom sunning.  She loved the feeling of sunshine on her skin.  She would… Read More »

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sad

“Oh, you’re sad,” Ming said. It was almost time to drive away from our house sitting in the Bay Area.  I was holding Bunny and crying in the car.  I nodded as I sobbed. “Why are you sad?” Ming asked. He stood on the sidewalk with a broom, pausing during his final sweep. “It’s ok… Read More »

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who masks are for

Hello, I took this masked mirror selfie in a library elevator.  How are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about who masks are for. Who do you think masks are for?  Do you wear them?  Do you think covid is over?  A lot of people seem to think it’s over.  My understanding is that it’s not.… Read More »