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art show

Hello, how are you doing?  Ming and I put up an art show at a local library, then survived the reception.   There are zines, poetry memes, mixed media, art embroidery, and the St Brigid’s Cross of Lavender that I wove from lavender in the garden. Can I show you some pictures? Thank you to the… 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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functionally ill 32

Hello, how are you doing?  I made a new zine.  Feels important–would you like to trade?  It’s functionally ill 32: autism plus crazy is a whole other thing. I copied it today at my old favorite copy shop Copy World in Berkeley.  It’s five cents a page–up from three cents a page, ten years ago. … Read More »

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zine interview with LA Public Library

Hello, I’m so happy.  My zine interview with the LA Public Library posted.  Please enjoy and share. https://lapl.org/collections-resources/blogs/lapl/interview-zine-maker-laura-marie-river-victor-peace-nopales I love libraries as a gem of society.  If we’re going to have a government, may it do wonderful socialist things like public libraries.  Zines are my favorite, I enjoy being interviewed, and I love LA! I… Read More »

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my interview on Madness Radio

Hello, how are you doing?  I’d like to tell you about my interview on Madness Radio.  It posted yesterday: Love Is a Skill.  Please listen and share. Love Is a Skill | Laura-Marie & Jacks McNamara | Madness Radio The interviewers Will Hall and Jacks McNamara are rock stars of radical mental health.  They are… Read More »

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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 »