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websites

I made this poetry meme–it features a micropoem I wrote about the despair I felt when my websites were recently down.  Some changes happened behind the curtain. Well, I hope it’s fixed now.  My websites are an important part of my life’s work.  I try to serve the world through them.  I was very out… Read More »

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snail poem

There’s a poem I taught long ago, when I taught university, that blew the minds of my poetry students.  Was I a jerk, to assign this poem?  Who knows.  Well, you couldn’t say it was boring.  I think of it as the snail poem, but it’s actually “The Connoisseuse of Slugs” by Sharon Olds. If… Read More »

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music and magic

I don’t usually use the word magic, but the talk was named by someone else, so I’m going with it.  Please see this video of me talking about music and magic, my practice run for the presentation I’m giving for the local UU pagan group. I might say something’s magical, like the magical parking lot. … Read More »

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Michael Hannon

I got some mail yesterday from my poet friend Michael Hannon.  He told me about this poetry reading, so I looked it up.  His first zoom poetry reading. It’s through University of California, Santa Cruz.  He’s reader #3. The whole thing is long.  Wow, an hour and 44 minutes.  I didn’t take it in all… Read More »

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hat genius 23

I made hat genius 23, a new poetry zine.  Poems about psych wards, amethyst, addiction, sexual longing, basil, and looking for the elusive extra nipple.  How mental illness is the history of my family. There’s a series of short poems about dreams right in the middle, and I drew some cute pictures too–shopping cart, street… Read More »

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pesto

I made vegan pesto and more poetry memes.  Do you like this one?  It’s about seeing my friend yesterday and how her child interacted with me. It’s about big moods and what psychiatrists call mania, but hopefully the kid will never have his moods called that. Then this one’s about capitalism and billable hours.  Misogyny,… Read More »

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Ming

My darling sweetheart Ming emailed me some guest post long ago, and I’m just getting to use it today.  Much of it was timely, but this stuff about Lord of the Rings is more generally pertinent.  And what he wants to learn, and new technology. *** Who is Tom Bombadil ? I have been listening… Read More »

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data slut

Hey, so you know I’m a trikeslut, right?  That has to do with the intersection of disability and sexuality.  I’m also a dumpster diving data slut.  I confessed to Ming this morning–one of my favorite things to do I never told anyone before.  And I’m about to tell you! wiki commons Ok, so, are you… Read More »

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poetry memes

fancy lemonade “Wow, is this all for me, or to share?” I asked Ming.  He’d poured me some fancy lemonade, two inches of it, in a cute little mason jar. “All for you!” he said. “Wow, extravagant!” I said.  “Straight from the lemon teat.  Or the sugar teat.”  I sipped it.  “Uh, did you shake… Read More »

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sapiosexual

I heard of sapiosexuals some years ago.  Sapiosexual people are attracted to intelligence.  Right away, I could relate to it, as I love intelligence too. Wow–I am impressed by vocabulary, wit, wordplay, being understood.  Someone who brings me new ideas, like a cat brings a dead lizard!  When someone I love says a phrase in… Read More »