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Punjabi restaurant gas station fantasy

Hello, my darling Ming has written a travel guest post for you: Punjabi restaurant gas station fantasy.  I hope you enjoy. from Ming So the Punjabi restaurant gas station rest stop had nothing but fried foods like fried chicken and french fries.  But there was a tiny little sign for samosas. We had the idea… Read More »

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how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy

In a mad maps workshop the other day, I was asked how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy.  It’s a big question, and I started writing a list of answers in my journal. We moved on to other parts of the workshop, and I was still making the list.  Felt delicious to be real about.… Read More »

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Manzanar

Hello, do you have a bucket list?  I used to think they were silly.  Then I tried making one, and it was fun to dream.  For a long time, going to Manzanar with Ming was on my bucket list. big map We were in Beatty on a brief getaway, resting elsewhere.  It was our last… Read More »

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shut down creech

This is the group shot of the vigil we attended on Wednesday morning at Creech Air Force Base, part of the week-long, annual event Shut Down Creech.  It was a vibrant group of people. The protesters of Shut Down Creech remind me of what I like about activism.  Idealistic people imagine a better way and… Read More »

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beans

“I don’t want to upset him, like the white fragility thing.  But then I also don’t want to avoid upsetting him because he’s a white guy.” Ming was pondering a choice to make, about how to respond to a friend’s request that was racially inappropriate. “Yeah, I hear ya,” I said.  “But you don’t have… Read More »

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say their names

Say Their Names is a rallying cry for justice, an idea to resist the violence of cops who kill People of Color.  The names we’re encouraged to say belong to people who died from police violence, mostly shot. These words are from a David Rovics song “Say Their Names” which is intense and powerful.  It… Read More »

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murals

On Saturday, we served on the soupline, an honor to give water, trail mix, and chocolate chip granola bars to many houseless people.  Yes, I love to work the water table!  Water is my favorite! I respected about 150 houseless people.  Then Ming and I went for a walk nearby to see some murals.  I… Read More »

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capitalism needs racism

Hey, how are you doing?  Ming and I came home.  I like home, but I get overwhelmed.  Too much to do!  So much mail to read!  Buy fruit, ride trike, dance a jig.  Theorize how capitalism needs racism. This morning I was thinking about how capitalism needs racism to function.  I was lying in bed… Read More »

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how Tashii Brown’s death changed my life

Yesterday I found out the family of Tashii Brown is supposed to get a $2.2 million settlement for Tashii Brown‘s 2017 murder at the hands of Las Vegas cops.  I was surprised.  I’d heard zero about the settlement.  Yesterday I googled Tashii Brown, trying to find an informative link about his killing, to share with… Read More »