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roasting chiles

When Ming and I were at winco recently, I saw some pretty chiles, so we bought two, and I roasted them.  Roasting chiles is the best smell in the world.  I wish I could give you that smell, reader.  Instead I can give you pictures. Smells like home, good times with my mom.  The smell… Read More »

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econoline

“Is that a collector’s item?” Ming asked about the Econoline in my hands. “Well, I just collected it,” I said.  “So I guess so.” We were walking in the desert.  We needed some fun really bad.  So we went out early in the morning–Ming drove us to Red Rock.  We walked a little longer than… Read More »

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you can’t unlock an unlocked door

Hey, I’ve been thinking about some koans.  One arose from a lived situation–You can’t unlock an unlocked door.  Yes, I was struggling with that, yesterday.  Well, I do it often.  I’m clumsy and bad with keys. Then I also thought–You can’t buy what’s free. I like those ideas, but I think koans are supposed to… Read More »

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postcard

Walking with Ming, early in the morning, I saw a postcard on the ground.  I was very excited.  We’d just passed by a guy sitting outside his apartment with a bong. “Wake and bake,” I whispered to Ming. It’s not every day I see someone outside with a bong.  I started thinking about people who… Read More »

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senior center

“It’s a senior center!  It says senior center on it!” I said. “It’s a courthouse,” Ming said. “How do you know?” I asked. “The bailiff told me,” Ming said. “Oh, ok.  Well then,” I said.  This little government complex is really close to our house.  Ming is old enough to go there.  Wow, getting old… Read More »

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celebrating health with health

A respected friend is teaching a zoom workshop monthly, starting May 22.  Here’s the image I made, to help him advertise it. Maybe too many words, huh.  And pics with people in them get more attention.  But he might fill his class.  We’ll see. walks Yesterday Ming and I went for a walk by the… Read More »

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Red Springs

Yesterday we went to Red Springs for our morning walk.  It was fun to be at a new place.  I’d been there before, in the picnic area, like for the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health rock workshop, before covid.  But apparently, I never walked up the boardwalk to the spring. There were the big jackrabbits,… Read More »

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urban river

We took another riverside walk.  I love paralleling this urban river.  These photos are amazing, if I do say so.  This was here in Las Vegas, on the Neon to Nature trail, headed north from near the Trader Joe’s on West Washington. First we encountered a roadside memorial.  “An anarchist died here,” I said to… Read More »

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moonshadow

This morning very early, I recorded a cover of Moonshadow.  It was fun.  I hope you like it, if you listen. Then Ming and I went for a morning walk that was a little too ambitious for me.  When we come here to Beatty, I always want to rest a lot.  I think it’s the… Read More »

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urban hike

We went on an urban hike.  Then another, then another.  It became the most natural thing in the world.  Like, why weren’t we doing this every day, before? I like the urban river, its trash, moving through space on flat paths.  Early morning light.  Giving health to my body, and long conversations as we walk,… Read More »