Finally, after over a year in the Capitol of the U.S., we are heading west to my beautiful desert. D.C. is definitively not for me, but I’m grateful for all the amazing friends who became like family. I’m even more grateful because that’s where I found him.❤ Today we celebrate Valentine’s on the road, traveling across the country and ready for a new chapter.
I am trying (with my limited skills) to create a website. I have been asked why I do not have one. The answer is simple: I am not good at designing one. I am trying. Let me know what you think. As it is, I have a twitter account I do not know how to use either.
My Valentine’s Day wish to you for the coming year:
May you experience love so intense that you remember why you are alive.
May you experience love so pure that your heart is remade in the image of light.
May you experience love so unconditional that you are incapable of feeling the fear of loss, even of that love.
May you experience love so gentle that the very act of breathing in the presence of those you love feels like a caress from divinity.
May you experience love so incandescently hot that your body melts simultaneously in both ravenous hunger and full surrender at the prospect of encounters with it, at the memory of what just occurred, and, of course at the moment when skin meets skin.
May love surprise you, delight you, heal you, inspire you, drive you, protect you, and, above all else, determine you.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
(My annual statement of aspiration for us all)
Fascinating commentary by the always-interesting Irving Wladawsky-Berger.
(Excerpt) ““It’s not enough to say an event has a 10 percent probability,” wrote Leonhardt. “People need a story that forces them to visualize the unlikely event – so they don’t round 10 to zero. “Imagine that a forecast giving Candidate X a 10 percent chance included a prominent link, ‘How X wins.’ It would explain how the polling could be off and include a winning map for X. It would all but shout: This really may happen.”
Big data is increasingly important to help us make sense of the complex, unpredictable world around us. But doing so effectively requires two complementary set of skills. We need math, statistics and computer science to analyze and extract insights from all that data. But, we then need to help the data tell its story. And, that means translating the probabilities, tables and graphs which our brains typically have trouble processing into the simple stories that humans have long preferred.”
This coming Saturday, get yourself some amazing sound healing wth Tina DiGeorge @dgeezle at @everybodylosangeles . Tina will be filling in for the by donation Reiki Clinic since I need to be out of town. I have worked wth Tina a lot this past year and her sessions have helped me heal through entrenched trauma and fear in my body. The tuning forks and singing bowls help to open up and move in gentle and relaxing ways. Just like wth the reiki clinic, sessions are 30 mins, sliding scale (suggested $20-40) . 2-5pm / feb 24 — to sign up: dgsoundhealing.com / or DM @dgeezle #soundhealing #reikimasterteacher #reiki #holistichealing #communityhealing #queerhealer #wehealtogether #ihaveradhealerfriends
Earlier today, I heard a news story about Doritos making a less crunchy chip for women, “featuring less crunch & messy crumbs, so they do not look gross chomping on goodies.” Do you think women look grosser eating chips than giving the much coveted hummer? How about the drip, as opposed to the dip? I could not resist!
The piece below is funny:
BREAKING FROM NILC: “Victory for our plaintiffs! A federal court has issued a second order to #ProtectDreamers nationwide. Two federal courts have now determined that Donald Trump’s termination of DACA was unlawful.”
This is great news for Dreamers! It aligns with what we’ve known: the decision to terminate DACA was unlawful and Trump should have never made that decision. Now, let’s get the #DreamAct passed to provide permanent protection for us. Congress is not off the hook!
More rants because today is another painful/frustrating day: For ALL of you who attacked the Cali undocumented youth who interrupted House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi last year as she was about to speak on Dream & literally sent email blasts criticizing them, I really hope last night changed your mind. Dreamers did that because we have been through this many times in the short history of the Dreamers movement. Becuase it’s so easy to use us as props when in CA, NV, Co, etc during election time, but we have always been an afterthought; a political football.
Because this morning I cried of frustration the same way I did in 2010 when I was naive enough to think that all Dems were our allies and Republicans the enemy, but even under full Dem control of the government, we couldn’t get Dream. Because it took two years of sacrifice and thousands of deportations to convince Obama that he could protect Dreamers through administrative action.
Now we live under an administration who literally doesn’t want us here. Under a man who campaigned to separate me and millions of others from our families, put us in detention centers an make our lives miserable. THIS is the time when we need true allies. Not scolding or attacks. Many of us are physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted. The road is getting tougher, but we can’t afford to look away. I ask you all to please not look away as we get called gang members, illegal aliens, etc. We need you right now and in the long run. End of rant ❤️.
I’m so in awe of the powerful women I’m lucky to know! Check outTeen Leadership courses created and shared by Xylem! (starting this weekend in Nevada City, CA)- Just 4 spots left! We have a great group of 8 teens planning to come, of varied schools and genders and ages. We’ll have snacks, and practice self care and communication skills, and learn about group dynamics and social justice. All with a goal to feel positive and empowered at the end of the day.
Join us! Here’s the link : https://www.facebook.com/events/1568253596555044/?ti=icl
Nevada City, California. #tlcforteens
Teen Leadership Courses – TLC
Gearing up for a week and a half of pure INSOMNIAC. I head out to EDC Mexico tomorrow and when we return it’s time for AUDITIONS. 9 days till we network with other performers see what we got to dance on the most incredible stages year round. These performers are some of the kindest people I know so don’t be afraid to SHOW up. READ up and I’ll see you there!