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war on the poor

Hello, I saw a lot of war on the poor, in Bakersfield.  It made me super sad.  More than ever, I perceive how the world is set up for the convenience and ease of people who have homes, cars, jobs, and are abled and have money.  At the expense of everyone else. We were at… Read More »

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exercise equipment

Hello, I had a revelation about exercise equipment.  Exercise equipment has always confused me.  Why do people spend thousands of dollars on this mostly metal and plastic that doesn’t actually accomplish anything but exercise, when moving our bodies is free? Not like you make electricity from it, weave cloth, or make tortillas.  At the end,… 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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real safety

Hey, I was talking to Ming about real safety.  It had to do with an experience we had I may not be ready to talk about. So much is fresh.  Travel seems to keep it fresh, with no home base to return to for home-rest and processing of what I learn.  The outside world is… Read More »

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you make me wish I wasn’t homeless

Hello, I wrote a new song.  First it was called You make me wish I wasn’t homeless.  Now I think it’s called Song for Danielle.  Wow, and it was her birthday yesterday. The song is heartfelt and has some funny parts, and I hope you like it.  Please hear it if you can and share with… Read More »

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vfw

On this road trip, we’ve passed a few VFW meeting places in little towns.  They seem a big deal for social connection, something besides church.  The old men meeting there are glad to have something to come together about, I imagine.  Staying connected through their shared pasts. The VFW sign on each building can be… Read More »

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women’s feelings

I was thinking about women’s feelings.  Women are called crazy for needing anything, speaking up, objecting to bad behavior, and noticing what’s going on behind the curtain.  For a long time I’ve seen how wrong that is, to be called crazy for our intelligence about emotions and relationships. I experience men being open to support,… Read More »

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fight the power

There was a meme I saw on a Catholic Worker facebook group, and it made me laugh. I added, “Lead us not into grad school, and deliver us from collection agencies.” student loans Student loans are creepy.  Kids who have no option, or feel no option, sign away their future freedom.  “I will gladly pay… Read More »

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when I was homeless

I was taking a desert walk with Ming, thinking about when I was homeless.  Thought I would tell you about it, reader, if you don’t mind. friends I have a lot of friends who have been homeless, way more homeless than me.  But sometimes they mention it, and I feel super-sad.  I get a punched… Read More »

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funding friends

Hey, my friend sent me this patch.  I love resisting capitalism, sharing freely, trading.  But if we’re going to exchange monies, I prefer funding friends to funding corporations, any day! I like gardening and wagons.  A friend just did update work on my websites.  I was thinking about funding friends in that context too, employing… Read More »