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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 »

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let it shine

I led a zine workshop for a Let It Shine intergenerational event at the local UU church.  The theme for the month was holding history, so we made zines together to tell a story.  Somewhat randomly, I thought we could do birth stories.  I have a book On the Day You Were Born, and Ming… Read More »

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virtual zine fest

Hey, I’m late to the virtual zine fest.  I guess I’m the punk kid on a blanket on the grass outside the building, selling my zines until security tells me to skeedaddle.  Causing ethical distress to passers by. Tense, fraught ruminations: “I want to support the zine fest!  I’m nuts about zines!  What do the… Read More »

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excessive heat warning

I looked at the weather report and got really sad.  There’s an excessive heat warning.   Yeah, I can see why. Those temps are really not ok with me.  Really, 117?  Yikes.  Where can we go?  I would love to get out of Dodge.  But failing that, we need a plan. give our portable acs a… Read More »

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sun

Hey, guess what.  The sun keeps rising and setting like usual.  Thanks, sun. I caught the day’s last rays. Some people like to watch their chickens.  “Better than tv,” they say.  Some like to watch the grass grow.  We live in the desert and do not have any grass.  We could watch creosote grow! The… Read More »

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de myste

I have an artist friend De Myste who does amazing work.  How did I get close to so many artists?  Guess I’m just lucky.  Or we’re all crazy birds, flocking together. https://www.facebook.com/apothecarydemyste https://www.instagram.com/apothecarydemyste As De Myste, this friend beads the skulls of animals, beads vases and everyday objects, crafts jewelry, draws pictures, and makes body… Read More »

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how I make zines

Today I laid out Please Pass the Plants #2: vegan cookzine for disabled eating.  It comes out 12 years after the first one, I’m estimating.  At least ten years. I like it because I really love these recipes, and the drawings have heart as well.  The ways it surprises me are delightful.  Things I didn’t… Read More »

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stuff I love, lately

When the kirtan singer does something too complicated, and the audience can’t accurately copy it.  I listen to their sweet struggle and smile.  Is that mean?  I don’t mean it mean.  I’ve been there! I eat raw garlic on my food whenever I want, because it’s covid, and no one is smelling my breath except… Read More »

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free zines

zine irony I used to give away my zines only, for years, and people would be skeptical. Or people would think the zines had no worth, if there was no dollar amount–they must be low quality, so I should’t bother. I learned I could reach more people by charging for my zines, as people would… Read More »

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ten things I suck at

Here are ten things I suck at, in case you were wondering. drawing the right number of breasts on goddesses Seems the more the better, really.  Too much is not enough! not answering rhetorical questions I think probably every question is a real question, like jokes are often real commentary.  I answer it then realize… Read More »