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Entries from March 2008

I Was Chosen

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I said back in the post about the customer with a gun that I’d tell you about the other time I was scared in a strip club. Here it is. I was running so late. It was back when I was going to school, running a business, advocating for kids, and dancing a state away [...]

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Cooing Epiphanies

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Katies dog, Mutt, is trained in Algonquin. She says the prettiest words to him. Wendiha, mostly. (I’m sure I’m spelling that entirely wrong). She says “coo! coo!” sometimes too. Like an owl or a mama buffalo, but faster. I thought it meant hurry, at first, because she always said it when she was holding the [...]

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Tags: Ecofeminist Musings · The day-to-day of it all · Van Living

Just Say Hell No to Wage Slavery

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Sooo many people say to me, “I wish I could live in a van and travel around like you. I just can’t be a stripper and there’s no way to make money on the road.” First of all, van dwelling is not expensive. I think I spent way less than $5k on gas and food [...]

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Tags: Van Living

Herbs For Beginners: Part Two

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

After the first version of this I realized how much I left out. Of course, if I put everything in one post it would be too much, so I guess it’s going to be a progression. If you read that then hopefully you’ve gotten outside with a field guide and identified some of your local [...]

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Tags: Wild Food

Book Review: Julie of the Wolves

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

This book totally inspired my life. I think I read it a hundred times the year I was eight. Then I ran away to live with the wolves, having learned everything I needed to know from Miyax. Miyax is taken from her father at fishing camp and sent to school in a town, where she [...]

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Stripping, Class, and The Secret

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

When I was a kid things were really simple. People with running water and jobs were Stupid Rich People, and you felt a little disdainful of them because they were stupid enough to spend their lives working so that they could spend their money like sheep. Running water, junk food, new clothes. We didn’t need [...]

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Tags: Ecofeminist Musings · Stripping

How to Dumpster Dive

March 24th, 2008 · 10 Comments

There was a whole dumpster diving culture where I grew up, so much that the stores started locking their dumpsters. It was okay, though, we stole their keys and made copies of them. I lived in a bookstore then. A few of us did, it wasn’t radical or anything, we were just homeless and the [...]

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Tags: Ecofeminist Musings · Van Living · Wild Food

I just manifested wi-fi

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I am sitting here in my relative’s driveway. They go to bed early (well, midnight) and I don’t. This is good, because I get plenty of time for Bro snuggles and dulcimer playing and stuff in the dark quiet. This is a driveway with no wi-fi. Trust me, I’ve checked. So, I’m sitting here watching [...]

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Tags: The day-to-day of it all

Seven Things

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

CK over at Divine Purpose tagged me with this meme. I’m supposed to tell you seven things you don’t need to know about me. Here goes: 1. I’ve been wearing the same pair of socks for a couple weeks now. They’re wool, and wool doesn’t smell bad even when it’s dirty 2. I own one [...]

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Tags: The day-to-day of it all

Hobos I have loved, v.4

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

We were driving through Montana in the bus when I saw him coming down out of a hill ahead of us. It was a pretty steep hill, and he was using his walking stick to keep upright, a big canvas pack on his back. The pack was what caught my attention. It was one of [...]

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Tags: stories