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communities in Eugene, Oregon

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  Do you like your home?  I love all the intentional communities in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is a hippie capital of the world, and community is the dream.  May this post become a resource to anyone looking for home with others. Living in community is a powerful way to change… Read More »

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care for Parent Earth

It’s part of my life’s work to care for Parent Earth, model responsibility, understand my role or place in the forest and in Oregon in general.  Yes, I want to keep living in Oregon for a while–it’s my home now.  I want to make art about these truths, including writing about them. No, I don’t… Read More »

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white utopia

Hello, reader.  How are you?  Did you ever hear the term white utopia?  Have you ever lived in an attempted one? My housemate mentioned this term to me, and it was terrible and distressing.  I’m grateful for the helpful label, to sum up something I’ve been noticing here in Oregon. the CSA potluck We went… Read More »

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rice museum of rocks and minerals

Hello, reader.  How are you?  Do you like earth stuff?  Ming and I are traveling for fun in Oregon and looked online at cheap places to visit with an EBT card.  We considered the Portland Japanese gardens, the Chinese gardens I love with their amazing teahouse, maybe an art museum?  Then I saw the Rice… Read More »

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gnats

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I was bitten by some little gnats.  Spring is really here, in this part of Oregon.  Some tiny winged insects woke up.  I guess they were hungry for me. I don’t actually know if they’re gnats, but they look like that–tiny flying insects.  Where’s an entomologist when you need one? … Read More »

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Oregon

“The hicks and the hippies had a baby.  They named it Oregon,” I said to Ming. It was early morning, and we were talking about camels.  Hmm, made sense at the time.  Water, carrying water, tons of water.  Yes, the desert and this biome here are sort of opposite. green Oregon is a place I… Read More »

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trust is exhausting

Hello, how have you been?  Lately Ming and I are getting used to our new home here in community in Oregon.  Wow, it’s a lot of work!  Trust is exhausting. weather Ming and I were taking a walk.  There were wet leaves on the ground.  I enjoyed moving through space in the cold.  I asked… Read More »

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wet

What the fuck, Oregon.  You are so wet.  You have no business being so wet!  How did this happen?  Do I deserve to receive all this sacred water with you? I see rivers everywhere.  It’s so beautiful–it’s hard to take in. fern Ming and I walked to the grocery store down the street.  I noticed… 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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bridge

Hey, how are you doing?  Ming and I went to the beach.  It was my first time visiting the beach in Oregon.  Felt special!  We went to Heceta Head, and I fell in love with a bridge. Isn’t it beautiful?  I stared and stared. We looked at the ocean waves.  We walked by this creek… Read More »