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message from the land of pain

I have a message from the land of pain.  I night-traveled there.  My back has been hurting, on the right side, parallel to my spine.  Then sometimes a lot more hurts than that.  I mean more parts of my back, and other parts of my body.  My muscles get so ouched, I don’t know what… Read More »

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biopsy

When youtube decided to play Into the Mystic, I felt a lot of grief about my mom.  Needing someone who is not a living person hurts.  Then when it switched to Tupelo Honey, I cried with more force than I thought my lungs could hold.  Senseless wail, wordless howl, no longer learning. Then I went… Read More »

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happy birthday to Mama

This morning I cooked of some veg sausage for Ming that had been sitting in the freezer for a while.  I was the main eater of soy sausage at our house, but I stopped eating soy in late summer.  So it was nice to cook the last three little patties, for him. I made Ming… Read More »

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fell off my bike

This morning I fell off my bike.  It just got fixed, this junky bike a neighbor made for me.  We took it to a bike shop to get the brakes fixed and a tune up.  We picked it up yesterday. I was riding down the street and Ming hadn’t left home yet.  He always locks… Read More »

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how I care for my back

Last time Ming and I were at the cabin, I fucked up my back.  There’s no good chair there for me, so I sit on the bed, which means I don’t have back support, as I write.    How I care for my back is rather straightforward.  But I thought I’d tell you about it,… Read More »

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peace is in the body

I’m talking about feeding people, how to love, how we have bodies that need to be tended to, in pain or hunger or anything.  To have a body is to need. Peace is in the body. There you go–good luck with your needs.  If we want to learn at school, we need to eat.  If… Read More »

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flower ministry

I used to think there was one type of physical pain. It hurts–who needs to know more than that. Lately I got an eye corner infection, and to make a long story short, I have a slice of fresh garlic medical taped to my eye corner as I write these words to you, dear reader… Read More »