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People tell us we should forget.


People tell us we should forget. They tell us we should forget about our homeland and our ancestors and our traditions because we are much better off here than in any place we were before. 418 more words

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Instagrams: My Undead Family

John Wilkes Booth

Ash Mae



Ash Mae

Ash Mae





the blue door

On this day last year, I was standing on the corner of Kirk Street and the alley walk to Cromarty Firth when I felt again the undefinable but undeniable presence of mystical things working in my life. 24 more words


Indiana & Ancestry.com digitizing 13 million records.

Great news! The State of Indiana in partnership with Ancestry.com is going to digitize and post online 13 million birth, death and marriage records for access by Hoosiers.   19 more words

Poem: Movement Mothers

Here’s one of the pieces I’ll be sharing at the Oregon State Penitentiary when I go to read there tomorrow.

Movement Mothers
Not so long ago they lit us on fire for who we loved, visibility and invisibility doing damage differently: hateful looks end with murdered teens tied to fence-posts, sweet bois and grrls beaten, children taken from us too soon, the bully’s hand manifest in the making of nooses, the loading of guns. 80 more words