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my zine presentation realized

Hello, how are you doing?  I’d like to share my zine presentation link.  Some folx were present over zoom for the Zines ASSEMBLAGE conference in England.  If you missed it, you can see my presentation whenever you like.  It’s here. I was aiming for 20 minutes and just about made it.  Ming and I were… Read More »

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Emotional Healing by Breaking Open the Truth: Zine Making as Shared Authenticity

Hello, how are you doing?  I’m good.  But I had a bad dream last night.  I’m still feeling it leave my body. I wanted to tell you–I’m presenting about functionally ill at this free zine event overseas.  My presentation is called Emotional Healing by Breaking Open the Truth: Zine Making as Shared Authenticity. Please consider… Read More »

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little free pantry

Hello, how are you doing?  Isn’t this little free pantry beautiful in the gleaming sunrise light? Free is my favorite flavor.  Little free libraries are cool, and I’ve known about them for a while.  They feed the mind.  But little free pantries will feed the tummy.  How lovely. This one had inside some cans of… Read More »

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zine community

Zine community is important to me.  I have a friend who makes Echo Publishing, and she does a ton for the zine community.  I’m so grateful to her!  Echo Publishing has been going for 21 years. Recently my friend posted her zine reads from May of this year, and a couple zines by me are… Read More »

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bad books

“Don’t you go writing more of those bad books,” H said.  He was watering our garden.  I peeked my head out the door because I thought the waterer was Ming.  But it was H. “Did I write a bad book?” I asked. “Yeah, I saw that book you wrote.  Over in Freedom House, on the… 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 »

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purple journals

I’ve felt creative lately.  I made some purple journals.  I used cast off cardstock for the covers, painting them purple with craft paint, including a metallic purple.  They have map endpaper and lavender inside paper.  I bound them with purple-blue variegated hemp string. Ming and I put black gorilla tape on the inside to strengthen… Read More »

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witches’ brew #2

Witches’ Brew #2 is a sweet little zine by my friend Nina Echozina.  Please see her website here.  https://echopublishing.wordpress.com As a zine trade and part of a multi-year zine friendship, Nina sent me a packet of mini zines.  It was joyful to receive them from her in Belgium.  So colorful and lively!  It’s fun to… Read More »

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death

For so long, Christmas has felt to me like it’s about death.  Missing relatives who had passed, deep emotional pain, and many people around me trying to cover up their pain with passing pleasures.  I even made a poetry zine some years ago called Christmas Is About Death. Now that my mom is on the… Read More »

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websites

I made this poetry meme–it features a micropoem I wrote about the despair I felt when my websites were recently down.  Some changes happened behind the curtain. Well, I hope it’s fixed now.  My websites are an important part of my life’s work.  I try to serve the world through them.  I was very out… Read More »