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flower crown

Hello, I have been wearing this flower crown sometimes.  People seem nicer when I wear it.  Sometimes they smile at me or give me a thumbs up.  Maybe I will wear it more often? I was wearing it that day at a food giveaway when I was singing the Bob Dylan song.  We ate all… Read More »

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music my mom liked

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about music my mom liked.  I’ve had a playlist of music I associate with my dad and his death for a long time.  When I feel my grief for my dad stuck inside me, I can hear these tunes and cry.  It’s helpful. But I finally started… Read More »

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racism while traveling

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about racism while traveling.  Have you experienced it?  Were you scared? My mom was Mexican-American, and my dad was white.  I appear white.  We had a tense moment or two when I was in jr high and my family visited Missouri, where my dad’s side of the… Read More »

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racism

Hello, how are you doing?  Thinking a lot about racism lately.  Racism in everyday life, disability, and in community. medication Recently Ming needed some medication picked up for him in Las Vegas while we were traveling.  The medication has little to no street value.  But it’s a controlled substance because of repressive Drug War laws… Read More »

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what I meant about Bill Cosby

A while back Ming asked what I meant about Bill Cosby in a post called psychedelics.  I mentioned him when I was talking about self-sufficiency, racism, and justice. Years ago I associated Bill Cosby with conservative Black people.  He said some things like “Pull up your pants” telling Black young people to work hard, as… Read More »

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scriptures

“Do you read any kind of scriptures?” my friend in Montana asked. Wow, scriptures.  Like the Bible.  The Gita?  Sutras?  I sing a song Ya Devi often which has lyrics from a holy book called the Chandi. “No, not lately,” I said.  “But I pray, do ritual, dance, sing.   I listen to Mother Earth and… 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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dumbfoundead

Oh hey, I saw a video by Dumbfoundead that I found reprehensible.  It’s rare that I feel grossed out by the values I see in a video.  But I started a private youtube playlist, just to save the reprehensible videos I see!  To show Ming and talk about, or to write about later, like right… Read More »

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praying for those who migrate

Please consider praying for those who migrate, and consider supporting in more physical ways too.  A lot of my friends like No More Deaths. Respect and dignity are not optional.  I think borders are mostly ridiculous.  I’m an anarchist.  I want to be a butterfly flying over a wall.  If we had a functional culture… Read More »

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barefoot Occupational Therapist

“Hey, I wanna be a diy Occupational Therapist.  A barefoot Occupational Therapist,” I said to Ming. He seemed to think that was a good idea.  Being a consultant always seemed fun, to me.  I could specialize in crazy people and fat people.  Yes, my favorites! Too bad I’m horrible at money.  I would never charge… Read More »