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what you could do for me

Hello, how are you doing?  It’s my birthday!  I’m so glad to be alive.  Thank you contributing to my survival.  I was thinking about what you could do for me, should you care to give some blessing gift or support my projects. These are my main projects. art making, including art embroidery writing–zines and blogs… Read More »

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exciting things

“What exciting things do you like to do for fun?” the man asked me.  He was a new friend in community, giving me the chance to speak about myself. My mind was a blank, trying to see my life in terms of this new friend and his values.  Survival, I thought.  That was all that… 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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adoption is not the solution

This instagram post about how adoption is not the solution and the deep wounds adoption causes blew my mind.  Please take a look at what this adoptee has to say. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lisa Olivera (@_lisaolivera) Previously I’d believed adoption can be a beautiful, caring handoff with minimal pain. … Read More »

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what I value in people

Hello, how are you doing?  Ming and I had a cool conversation about what I value in people, and what he values too.  Thought I’d share with you what we came up with.  How do your values compare? humanity I was feeling sad about people: humanity, cultures, societies, communication, relationships.  Feeling like 85% of people… Read More »

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numbers

“First of all, he likes us.  Second of all, he needs us,” I told Ming.  “Fourth of all, why would he even want to do that?” In the bathroom, I realized I’d skipped item number three.  Oops.  In my dismay, I erred on my numbers. dreams Do you read in your dreams?  I often read… Read More »

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season

There are things to love other than people.  When people let you down, please don’t think there’s nothing to live for.  There’s every season.  Landforms, plants.  The sky.  You can care for Mother Earth.  There are always animals. You can throw yourself into art.  You can pull back–way, way back–with fewer friends.  Stop publishing so… Read More »

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religion

This is how I think of religion and spirituality. sacred beautiful holy connective passionate restorative healing creative earthy observant alive atuned transformative diy fun Ritual is one of the deepest kinds of fun I know.  It’s fun for my whole self, aligning all the aspects of me, and aligning with the cycles of nature also.… Read More »

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what I do every day

What I do every day changes, over the years.  I wanted to list some things for you. idiosyncratic things gratitude journal with Ming sit in the sun in the driveway, catching some rays watch an episode of Easy Spanish on youtube–this one is rather typical, but I like the part with the little kid  … Read More »

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how to be a good partner

I was on a social media site, and someone was asking for relationship advice.  She explained her situation with her fiance, and people responded telling her not to marry him and pointing out red flags.  It was intense to read.  A commenter posted this link to Relationship Skills: A Checklist, which is about how to… Read More »