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tips for withdrawal

I want to share some tips for withdrawal, what helps me.  But first I need to say–some withdrawals are dangerous. warning Sadly, people can die from withdrawal, and also people can miscarry.  So tapering is a good thing–alcohol and opioids especially.  Please consider talking to someone with alcohol or opioids experience, if you need to… Read More »

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my body is mine

Hey, I made this art I wanted to show you: my body is mine.  This is just the sentencey part.  It’s about choosing to expend energy on relationships in a way that’s in keeping with my values. dark green words on pink: My body is mine. My heart, mind, and life are mine. I need… Read More »

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ginger fried rice

I learned how to make ginger fried rice lately.  It’s my favorite dish at this Thai place Ming and I like.  I get it with tofu, spicy level 1!  Wow, so much gingerness.  My tummy feels so happy, when I eat that dish.  So warm and loved. So I was like–maybe it’s not that hard… Read More »

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sign

There’s this empty sign, one street over.  By a church or former church.  I was taking a walk by myself in the early morning.  Wishing Ming was with me–he went to serve at the Worker. The sign I looked up at.  I love this sign.  I like to pretend it’s a message from God, a… Read More »

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my truth

My friend made a mini-zine, and there’s a poem by me in it.  The zine is made of thank you notes!  I love saying thank you.  My truth is in there.  Please consider procuring a copy, which will entail donating to an org that supports foster kids. https://teenytinyzines.blogspot.com/2021/08/new-zine-and-fundraiser-for-kids-in.html California Herbal Medics I have a page… Read More »

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functionally ill 30

I made a new zine, functionally ill 30 wellness plan.  I feel happy and proud. It had been just more than a year since I made an issue of functionally ill.  Wow!  I took a break.  But I was making tons of other zines. It’s been 14 years I’ve been making functionally ill.  This zine… Read More »

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Love & Rage

Race, Gender, and Anarchist Cultural Politics is a cool panel I saw online over zoom.  There were three speakers speaking some truth of their expertise. I learned a lot–something about anarchist propaganda in the Caribbean up to 1920, then some Spanish writers who were women, and also a little about Love & Rage, which was… Read More »

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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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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 »