dangerous compassions

this may be the night / our bodies fill with light

Monday, April 20, 2015

queer food

Today we went to the LGBTQ center.  We wanted to check and see if the open mic was there tonight, and we heard there was a vegan cafe.

The place was really nice, and our food was delicious.  We got a sandwich called the Woop-Woop as well as some babaganoush and a peanutbutter snickerdoodle.  I didn't really care for the babaganoush which lacked creaminess.  But everything else was great.

Not everything was vegan, but the workers were attentive and kind and helpful.  Flirty, even.

Before that we went to the Food Not Bombs serving to hang out with friends.  We talked about all sorts of events.

The apricots we picked on Saturday are ripe now, and they smell wonderful and taste good too with some tartness.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

happy earth day

what Ming dug

to the desert

This morning I cooked up most of the kale we harvested yesterday and we're eating it in breakfast burrito form.  As for the apricots, they're still hard as rocks.

I love cold brew tea.  In fact I'm starting to get uppity about it, like it's superior to hot brew tea.

Yesterday I finished a poem about my ex-therapist.  In June I'll open the letter she wrote me.  I like the time delay.

Today's Earth Day celebration at the goddess temple so we'll go out there.  I like the drive out to the desert.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

today at the farm

Friday, April 17, 2015


Somehow we made it home. Today M dug fossils!  Pics to follow. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

great salt lake

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

hare krishna

By the way, we stopped at the Krishna temple in Spanish Fork. 


We are in Utah!  Woo hoo!  It snowed on us a lot. It is very snowy here in Salt Lake City.  Zion was beautiful. Gnight. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


This morning I saw my new new psychiatrist.  This one was nice.  He was the opposite of the last one.

Monday, April 13, 2015


wireless card, potato salad, acrobats

This morning we woke up early and went out shopping.  We got some cleaning products, foods, and computer stuff.  We went to Fry's for the computer stuff, which was nice.  Ming is trying to set things up now.

And there was a Whole Foods by the Fry's, so we went in for some miso for Ming.  He's a miso kind of guy.

I'm cooking up some potatoes for potato salad.  I've got cold brewed tea.  Tonight there's a free kirtan concert at the university.

Life feels good right now.

I keep seeing billboards for circus shows and thinking there must be so many acrobats.  All these acrobats.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

lip balm joy

I needed some lip balm or something to keep my lips from getting so dry they split.  The desert!  I need to learn how to be a desert dweller.

So I thought I could put some coconut oil in a little dish and put some on my lips every morning and night and maybe that would work.  First I thought olive oil--then I changed my mind to coconut oil.

But then we went to the farmers market this morning and I got some shea butter with almond oil salve that I can use on my lips.  It's lovely.  It's in a little glass jar.

Then I went to the Hawaiian guy and got some lip balm from him that has these great Hawaiian stuffs in it.  It smells like mint and oregano, which is nice.

I am so happy now my lips will be well.  I was going to settle for some nasty storebought stuff but there was no need to compromise.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


I forgot to tell you I started working on a zine reviewing all the Indian food restaurants in Las Vegas. 

mail day

This morning we served the hungry and went to a not-bad meeting.  Then we drove out to the Goddess Temple.  The weather was perfect: slightly cool with a breeze.

We waited an hour for someone to show up and had a nice time waiting.  I sat at a picnic table writing letter after letter.

Then Ming helped the guy construct the pavilion.  They made some progress.

Then we drove home with a friend in the car and stopped at a Smith's for some groceries.  It seemed to take forever.

Now I feel sick but am drinking watered down grape juice and getting a bunch of mail ready to send.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Creech last week

This was during the Sacred Peace Walk last week, at Creech Air Force Base as we vigiled at the entrance.  I look way too happy considering the tombstone I hold, but Ming and I were singing there.  Photo by Ina Dijstelberge.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

soldiers & civilians

good puppy

Ming in the puppy apron at the soup line this morning. 

check engine

This morning we served and washed pots.  This morning we had sandwiches for breakfast.  This morning we take our car to Doug's to see if he can find out why the Check Engine light is on.  We hoped it was the hose R found disconnected and reconnected.  But the light stayed on all day yesterday though we drove a long time.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

enjoying spring

Our friend who left left us some Minute Rice.  I remember it being rubbery, when I had it before.  Like 20 years ago.  Now it tastes fine.

Today we served the hungry and washed pots.  It was good.  Then we went for a walk.  Then we went to lunch at the Worker.  We had veggie rice and potato salad.

Then we went out to Cactus Springs to the Goddess Temple.  We had tea with the priestess and two other people.  They were talking about gender for a long time.

I am odd and don't get what I need.  But we made dinner and it's a beautiful spring day.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015


Tonight is community dinner and Ming is helping our friend R make foods. Later R will look at Little Sir Echo. 

I had so much psychiatrist angst that they made me switch to a new psychiatrist who I'll meet next week. 

Monday, April 06, 2015

good Easter times

Last night we had fun at the Easter party.  We have good friends.  We ate beets, asparagus, stuffed mushrooms, bread and butter, and potato salad.  Others had ham.  We hand-cranked homemade ice cream--vanilla--that was custardy.  It was made with eggs.  Our friend G made it from an old cookbook from the 1940s.

Then they played a demonstration hand of Oh Hell.  I mostly got it.  I wonder if it's fun to actually play.  The scorekeeping looked complicated.

I am home alone because Ming is working on the Earthship.  But he'll be here soon.  Oh, here he is.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

big art

park life

We went for a walk at a park I like with a springy track. Now we're at a different park waiting for an event that was supposed to start 15 minutes ago. But Food Not Bombs will be here in a little while. 

Ming is looking at maps. 


Tonight we're going to Easter dinner at our friends' house.  I think it will be fun.  I want to dress up but don't have good dressup clothes right now.  I got rid of a bunch when we moved.  And even then my shoes don't work with skirts.

Fashion woes!  I'm sitting in bed having just woken up then emailing a friend.  Hungry for breakfast.  I remember getting Easter baskets as a kid and eating a lot of chocolate.  A big chocolate bunny, biting its ears off, etc.  Cheap Easter chocolate.

The sunlight looks so pretty on the curtain this morning.  I like new beginnings.

Friday, April 03, 2015

they eventually succeeded

Friends trying to get open the locked door of a running truck at the Goddess Temple in the desert.  

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

blocking the road into Creech Air Force Base

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


New psychiatrist today. Sadness. Special new psychiatrist sadness. 

We are taking a break from the Sacred Peace Walk today. We shopped though. And we may go out to the goddess temple for dinner. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

sacred peace walk