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pain

“Oh hey, you blew my mind today.  When you told me that pain isn’t just to tell us that something’s wrong.”  I said this to Ming, as he was driving us home yesterday.  We’d just housesit for a friend then dropped off some mail at the post office. “Yeah?” Ming asked. “Yeah, I always thought… Read More »

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Dangerous Compassions Functionally ill

hat genius 23

I made hat genius 23, a new poetry zine.  Poems about psych wards, amethyst, addiction, sexual longing, basil, and looking for the elusive extra nipple.  How mental illness is the history of my family. There’s a series of short poems about dreams right in the middle, and I drew some cute pictures too–shopping cart, street… Read More »

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comrade

It was good to see my old comrade A Iwasa, in Tucson.  We went to the Hare Krishna temple and had delicious lunch at Govinda’s.  Ming and I were there before, years ago.  But all those Govinda’s-es can blend together in my head, a bit. Long ago, A Iwasa and Ming and I would go… Read More »

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Functionally ill

fish letters 8

I copied a new zine yesterday, fish letters 8.  It’s about abuse, feelings, breaking up, and how we realize connections among present, far away, very near, one relationship, and another. Love, disability, addiction, family pain, and when enough is enough.  It’s a perzine, unsent letters zine, 24 pages, quarter size, hand bound simply with pink-red… Read More »

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Zine Reviews

no romance in hell

No Romance in Hell by Hyena Hell is a comic book zine given to me by a comrade-friend.  I usually don’t like comic books that much, but this one knocked my socks off.  So I review it, in hopes you will enjoy the review and consider finding it, to read it too. The subject matter… Read More »

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to love

Hey, I made a new zine, that I worked on for years.  It’s to love: abusers in radical spaces. It’s about harm, prevention, feelings, shunning, bullies, safer spaces, and what love actually is.  Boundaries, being misperceived, some common errors people make about behavior and identifying what’s being done to them. There are examples, a poem… Read More »

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Zine Reviews

The Secrets of Galaxy High School

This zine by Paul Franklin offers an overview of the cartoon series Galaxy High School from 1986.  I love this zine series project of looking closely at cartoons, and Paul does a great job talking about the content, style, politics, and feel. I like how Paul focuses on the characters and storytelling of Galaxy High… Read More »

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art shop

My friend and collaborator eeeb has an online art shop that’s open, now. https://shop.eeeb.com/shop/ I believe in eeeb’s art and community projects.  I always want to help fund his good life and caring choices.  His co-housing, art parties, cat care, garden work, recovery work, street art appreciation, and support of his local recovery meeting place… Read More »

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disabled eating

Hey, I have a new zine coming out soon.  Please Pass the Plants #2: a vegan cookzine for disabled eating. I did some art, felt good–I thought I had a draft done yesterday, then added a little essay about how a knockoff instapot changed my life, and then a little essay about how to make… Read More »

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Functionally ill

resisting capitalism for fun #4

This new zine resisting capitalism for fun #4 is ready to share.  Please let me know if you’d like to trade. It’s about why I’m an activist, the sacredness of teen girls, ways of being homeless, inner world, nonviolence and community, and what I’m most grateful for.  Serving bread on the soupline.  Forgiveness, having a… Read More »