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Trinity Day

In the early morning on Trinity Day, I did a peace ritual in the courtyard.  Ming recorded me.  Please see the video.  It’s mostly a prayer. I post the words of the whole ritual in the description.  Thanks for praying with me, or using this ritual to design your own. I planned and wrote it… Read More »

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birth control

When I lived in Sacramento, I went to a women’s clinic for birth control.  The patients were mostly women of color, because of how poverty works.  The place gave free services to we who had no health insurance.  I was unemployed and under-employed, and I got birth control free.  Yeah, it was mostly poor people.… Read More »

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suicidal

It was an intense couple of days.  I got suicidal, the day before Mother’s Day.  That happened last year too.  I knew not being able to call and send a card, or visit my mom for Mother’s Day, would destroy me.  It’s not like I was even thinking of her a lot–more that my body… Read More »

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serving

I returned to serving food with the Las Vegas Catholic Worker.  I took about a year off, and my perspective is different now. The whole setup is different now, since covid.  I used to do bread, which I thought was sacred and fun.  Bread of life.  That was a metaphor I enjoyed, for years.  The… Read More »

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elm dance

“You look like you’re doing the elm dance,” Ming said. “Elm dance?” I asked.  “What’s that?” “Elm dance!” he said, moving his arms in the air like I was. “I don’t know what an elm tree looks like,” I said.  “Is this an elm tree?” We were at the park.  I pointed to the tree… Read More »

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peace

Peace is an active, vibrant, creative way of living nonviolence for the well-being of all.  It’s not stasis, limp, boring, predicable, or taking an easy way out.  Peace is in motion, an ever-changing choice to do the difficult work of non-harming, specific to that situation and need.  It includes risking vulnerability and risking mistakes in… Read More »

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stickers

I got these stickers of Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler.  They are so beautiful.  Audre Lorde is my hero and celebrity crush. Audre Lorde is so cute, huh?  She has that look, that thoughtful look of hmm, I’m a badass!  I could out-think you here, there, and everywhere!  Like a damn fox.  I’m the brightest… Read More »

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nuclear weapons are illegal

Hey, gmorning.  Nuclear weapons are illegal today. I put thin ribbons of cabbage on my rice, as it cooked.  Wow, it was so good.  I thought the cabbage would be a little bit fibery or tough, but it almost melted!  It was a soft, delicious joy.  Yum yum.  I love rice magic.  Maybe I’m a… Read More »

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we all need love

I love this quote, my favorite quote for a long time, about how we all need love.  I was talking about it with Ming this morning, Christmas morning.  It’s Oscar Wilde. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us –… Read More »

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nuclear weapons are illegal

Something happened with the abolition of nuclear weapons.  Nuclear weapons are illegal.  A magic number was reached, 50 countries who say no to nuclear weapons.  So now it’s illegal to have them, by United Nations treaty.  Sounds great for peace. The countries who voted against nuclear weapons don’t have them.  I had a conversation with… Read More »