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everyday disability justice

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been speaking up about everyday disability justice.  What are the best ways to bring more everyday disability justice to the world?  How can we change culture to help us all treat each other more equitably? The experiences Ming and I are having in our travel and search for home… Read More »

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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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season

There are things to love other than people.  When people let you down, please don’t think there’s nothing to live for.  There’s every season.  Landforms, plants.  The sky.  You can care for Mother Earth.  There are always animals. You can throw yourself into art.  You can pull back–way, way back–with fewer friends.  Stop publishing so… Read More »

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dear body

Dear body, I have written to you so many times, but this letter is overdue.  I love you unconditionally and will do whatever I can for you.  The world tells me you’re wrong, but I know you’re right.  You are unconditionally beautiful, and I honor you.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. Lately I… Read More »

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letter to a stranger whose mom died

This is a letter to a stranger whose mom died.  I ached to write a letter to her, although I don’t know her.  It’s about my mom’s death and what I’ve learned so far on my grief journey. Dear kind piano teacher, Hello, I heard your mom passed away.  I’m sorry she is no longer… Read More »

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just a letter

This is just a letter, a thank you note.  Happy Interdependence Day. showing up I’m proud of you for showing up.  It’s not always easy to arrive when you’re anxious, vulnerable, misunderstood, and need to expend a lot of energy to endure the sensory issues and social differences.  I like that you know how to… Read More »

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dead letter

content warning: dead letter, super sad  Hey, I got a sad Return to Sender.  Looks like Lisa Montgomery didn’t read my letter.  I really hoped she read it, right before.  They killed her January 13th, so I’m surprised.  Maybe there was a wave of mail, at the end. I showed Ming.  “Looks like she didn’t… Read More »

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soup poem

Hey, I laid out a little poem about soup. Could anyone but me care about this soup poem?  I hope so.  I looked at other poems, on the #poemsofinstagram hashtag, and they are mostly really boring.  Poems you would expect.  This is a weird poem, I guess. I write the poems I need to.  Really… Read More »