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lotusland

Right before leaving Ojai, we visited Lotusland.  We caught the last of the lotuses blooming.  Yay! Lotusland is a botanic garden in Montecito, started in 1945 by an eccentric rich person.  Ming and I enjoyed the garden this time thanks to the Museums for All program, where you can get $3 tickets if you’re on… Read More »

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how to heal from being evaluated

Hello, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to heal from being evaluated.  When Ming and I started looking for a non-desert place to live earlier this year, we began a journey of trying to find a new community.  Even places we might live in work trade, or a place to rent, means someone is… Read More »

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sewing

Hello, I’ve been thinking about sewing–I want to make a pillow.  It’s delicious to consider.  I fantasize about pillow making often!  It comforts me. A few months ago, I bought some inexpensive fabric from a thrift store, when we were on that trip to my homeland.  The fabric is fun.  We washed it, and I’ve… Read More »

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tylenol as an emotional prn

Oh hey, I learned something that blew my mind and that I can’t stop thinking about: tylenol as an emotional prn.  Yes, it’s a thing!  There are two parts of it that are blowing my mind. how I learned about this Ming was driving on a long trip, and his muscles hurt.  I asked, “Do… Read More »

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how I learned to respect everyone

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about how I learned to respect everyone.  Ming and I had a cool conversation about it the other day in the car. why “Why are you so respectful?” I asked Ming.  It seems too rare.  “Did something happen, or has the respectfulness just always been inside of… Read More »

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farm

Hello, I am so charmed by this art on the chicken coop at the farm we visited.  I would like a master’s degree in chicken coop art. This is the lemongrass pond in the greenhouse.  It’s such a big, gorgeous greenhouse. This plant was growing in the garden near some other herbs–may be Greek oregano? … Read More »

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on the road

Hello, we are on the road.  Travel is supposed to be relaxing.  But it can be stressful. Here I am blogging at the house of the friends we stayed with near Eugene, Oregon.  Thank you for the pic, Ming! Being on the road and not having a home base is different from our usual.  In… Read More »

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public enemy

I love Public Enemy.  It took a long time–decades. content warning: mention of violence When I was young, I hated them.  I thought Public Enemy coarse, brutal, annoying, heavy handed–too much.  The cursing, the edginess–motivation from anger.  They seemed conceited, and I was like–why? Part of what I hated about them was Flavor Flav.  I… Read More »

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carnival rides

Ming and I visited some folded up carnival rides at the park.  For two days in a row, we visited and took photos as part of a walk.  It gave me a lot of feelings.  Can I show you pics? This one I uploaded to wiki commons.  I always get a thrill, contributing photos to… Read More »

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depth is new

Hello, I’ve been thinking about how depth is new.  To do something once is an experience–to do something for the tenth time is another.  To do something often for 30 years is yet another. It could look the same from the outside, and the activity could have the same name.  But it could be very… Read More »