Posts tagged ‘Karnage’

April Fools lets try again

Haiku a day attempt reset.

Read it sideways and weep

3 New Zines Available!!

In the nic of time I finished 3 new zines in time for the Richmond Zine Fest this past Saturday.

Daily Tea Ritual for Self Care in 2019 is a great starting place for folks relatively unfamiliar with herbal medicine and self care. $2 in person $4 by mail

On Building Houses is the first in a series on the construction industry and my experiences working in it. $2 in person $4 by mail.

Fragments of Karnage is haiku (many also on the website) from 2017 & 2019 all collected in one volume. $3 in person $5 by mail

I will get these available on my Etsy and post link here soon.

Thanks!

8/24/2018

shirts need sleeves, lest some (more…)

8/18/2018

it aint what you know (more…)

8/17/2018

just a negative (more…)

8/16/2018

recreational (more…)

2/12/2018

Haiku brain is crushed

By daily routine of work

Prohibiting fun. 

12/17/17

Unspoken secret

Everyone grows beard hair not

Just duderinos 
Prepubescent girls

Are not told about future

Bristly stubble hair
Not by the hair on

My chinny chin chin because

I tweeze those puppies
If we unionized

Our chins, could we all grow some

Luscious lady locks?

Recent Project – The Heathen Homestead

I have been suuuper busy lately, working with David on our farm, herbal medicine, furniture, and crafts enterprise, The Heathen Homestead.

We are starting seeds for herbAl medicinals we are growing.

We are also gearing up for our first couple events where we will be vendors.

Come see us this Sunday March 12 from 1-4. More about that event at the link:

https://theheathenhomestead.org/2017/03/04/a-day-for-us-sunday-march-12-from-1-4-at-the-lakeside-farmers-market/

Orlando Whiplash – Yall We Forgot the Intersectionality

The massacre at a gay club in Orlando has created a groundswell of unfortunate responses by both the political right and left on the issues of immigration, guns, and policing. These poor responses include erasure of a queer identity and (un?)intentional racially/immigration status oppressive politics.

I have been trying to hold back my initial reactions to the Orlando shooting. Some of that has been a deliberate with holding of opinion, and some has been due to how numbing these sorts of events can be. Processing the news, the grief, the fear, and then the responses on all sides is a major intellectual and emotional undertaking. A lot of my friends in LGBTQ communities around the world have been struggling with the fear, sorrow, anger, etc. that the massacre created.

What I have noticed is similar to the observations of others – mainstream reaction to the Orlando shooting involves a lot of jumping to conclusions and ignoring the victims and survivors. What this does is add insult to injury for lgbtq and poc communities, and ultimately I say leave the door open for more future oppression and violence against those communities.

The reality that the shooting at Pulse happened on Latinx night and involved many people of color and immigrants seems to have been overshadowed by outside agendas to promote an anti-immigrant response. Even though the shooter was a man of color and american citizen born and raised. Outside forces are twisting this tragedy to fit the narratives they have already written. The anti immigrant crap is largely coming from the political right. Were this a white shooter, it would be a lot easier to suggest it was a racially motivated attack. The shooter being of color himself, and a first generation American makes it not so cut and dry. However, the issue of the identity of the victims must not be ignored in analysis. Many of the victims were immigrants, the children of immigrants, from the colonized territory of Puerto Rico and some undocumented folks as well. Responding to this shooting with anti immigrant legislation, and legislation which will ultimately result in more racial profiling is NOT honoring the victims and survivors. It is basically spitting on their graves.

The political left has their own contradictory bill of malarky to sell the public in response to this incident. The anti gun whiplash response is in full effect, largely ignoring the facts about existing gun laws, guns, and the not great political implications of their suggested gun laws.

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