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7000 words

My ex-fiance used to  mock me for claiming to be a writer, but not ever writing. He didn’t understand and I never wanted to explain, even if I’d had the words back then. Even now I struggle, still have those … Continue reading

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Steal this idea

We need a low tech, portable machine that will chew up most types of discarded plastic, heat it, and mold it into giant Lego-type shapes that can be used to build with, even if you can only build tiny houses … Continue reading

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Mental tapeworms

Scandinavian Frizzante and cannabis and NaNoWriMo.  What a relief to get one of the stories out of my head, even if it does feel rather like pulling an inanimate, lengthy tapeworm into the light. My imagination and the characters in … Continue reading

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The Itch

That driving energy in my head that I can’t turn off – it has a lot of potential labels, but I call it The Itch, and it manifests in various ways: the burning compulsion to paint that I had for … Continue reading

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RIP Another brilliant human

I dream of running teams of art therapists and teachers to drop in to crisis areas (most of the planet?) to help humans work through things individually and as communities, because people who are emotionally wounded need to heal. All … Continue reading

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Solid illusion

I never thought I would be able to read the same way again after some of the drugs that were prescribed for me. What a relief to fully have my books back again, to be able to plow through 500 … Continue reading

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Amateur insomniacs

I met an amazing artist when I couldn’t sleep. Back when the yuppie lifestyle of privilege was already starting to look like a cage, back when I didn’t know what was wrong, before there was surgical intervention and major life … Continue reading

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Cozy in blues

Despite my short attention span, I’ve mostly finished a first quilt. It’s huge, approximately king sized, and made entirely out of long strips of denim. I bought a huge pile of old jeans and spent hours with a rotary cutter … Continue reading

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Blueberry cobbler

After morning class, I washed my hands and started to bake. It’s that time of year, and I’m finally delighted at the upcoming holidays, for the first time in a long time. I had to practice with a new variation … Continue reading

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Art lessons

Art night with a bunch of creative types and a few construction types = fantastic creations. My friends cooked dinner and had us all over to work on an unusual project. I love how doing any art can stimulate your … Continue reading

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