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One of the games I played with my younger sister while growing up involved making lists and checking them off. It didn't even matter what kind of list or even whether it was an actual list, what mattered was we got to use ...

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A few years ago, before I became the blissful person I am today, when I was in a very dark time of my life and therefore I was attracting many negative energies about me, I was held up by gunpoint at a store in my ...

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When I biked across the country (see Days 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35), I camped for the 90 days it took. That was my first time truly camping as an adult, with my own tent. As someone who was raised in extremely large ...

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Growing up my mother brought home stacks of stationary that had typing on one side so we could use the paper as scrap paper. I'm not sure, nor would I even deign to remember what was written on the reverse side of those ...

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I love new york city beaches. They are certainly not my favorite, having been to beaches all over the world. But it's possible to go to the beach every single day for less than $5 and dip in the Atlantic. Albeit I can't ...

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I've had a manicure/pedicure done exactly 2 times in my life. The first time I had one was in San Francisco when a friend who crossed all sorts of gender boundaries (dressed as one of the sexiest women on special occasions, ...

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I've had an extraordinary life. Each aspect has been more than I could have hoped for in this lifetime. The other day I was contemplating how my gender presentation has been fluid in the past years, what I have learned ...

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My first relationship was with someone who spent an inordinate amount of time in her anthropology lab and researching in front of her computer. This was before laptops were accessible to the layperson and portability was not ...

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Today I'm going to give away something small. For as I have mentioned in past entries, the point is not to clean house,but to practice letting go. And any object, whether minuscule or ginormous, can teach me that lesson. In ...

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Saying I'm going to give away something is only a partial segment of the process of this project. The actual giving away to someone is another part. The latter adds intentionality and presence to my practice, I have found, ...

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When people ask me what I do it is always a tricky answer. I usually end up simply saying, "I do many things." I don't distinguish between work and play because it is all the same for me. I don't distinguish between ...

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During this practice of non-attachment, whereby I have given away something everyday for the past 330 days I have had to inevitably acquire things as well. But I am mindful of what I am bringing into my life because of this ...

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