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communities magazine

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  I have an essay and two poems in the new issue of Communities magazine.  I’m happy many people might read my ideas about being disabled in community and how all bodies are valid bodies.  There are some cute pictures I provided too. Communities magazine has been around longer than… Read More »

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cherche

“What are you looking for?  Everything you need is in this bed!  Unless Bunny fell out,” I said.  “Cherche” means search in French.  I think of that word often–not sure why. It’s like buscar in Spanish.  Those words mean a lot to me.  I can get super-affectionate about words. Do you have words like cherche… Read More »

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sometimes a truth becomes a burden

Hello!  How are you doing?  Sometimes people read one of my zines that’s a few years old, and they make the mistake of thinking all that stuff is still true.  If you read something, it might not be true anymore.  The reason I say anything can be that I need to say it, then lay… Read More »

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what I write in my journal

Hello, how’ve you been?  I’ve been thinking about what I write in my journal.  Mostly it’s a way I talk to myself. I have a whole lot of patience with me.  Friends can get tired of the repetition, but I’m cool with me. kid self When I was a kid, it was paragraphs, like a… Read More »

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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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things we’re not supposed to talk about

“Hey, dear.  My asshole feels burning, sort of like I ate a hot chile.  Is that ok?” I asked Ming. “Yeah,” he said. “Only I didn’t eat a hot chile.  Maybe it’s from when I had diarrhea, previous night.  Did that ever happen to you?” I asked “Yeah,” he said. “Oh, but you always eat… Read More »

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what saved me

I was telling my good friend about an experience I had as a kid that was vital to my well-being.  It helped me understand there’s a bigger world than my home and the town I lived in.  At UC Santa Barbara I learned about queerness, race, freedom, music, writing, friendship.  It helped me understand that… 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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awkward botany

I’m so excited, my friend’s awkward botany blog–my guest post posted!  Please take a look.  Permaculture Lessons, part one is my science writing debut.  Well, it’s not that sciencey.  But I’m so happy to contribute to this plant lore, collaborate with a friend, and share with many readers about something I love. My guest post… Read More »

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sour

I tasted some yogurt that was very sour.  Normally I like plain yogurt, but this was an 8 on the sour scale.  It made me shiver. “Somebody give that goat a better life,” I said.  “Pet her head and feed her a carrot.  At least the green top of a carrot.” The goat was very… Read More »