I've spent a lot of my time lately creating systems to make my life more stable and better supported. A major resource in helping me do that is Turtle Tank Collective Coaching, which has helped me become a lot clearer about the core of my work and how to sustain it. I, of course, continue to be deeply concerned about the escalating plunder of my homeland, Puerto Rico, and am wrestling with the best ways to take part in our resistance from afar, and as a disabled artist elder. I continue rediscovering that my vision of myself as a homeopathic activist is an accurate description o my best offering. And this spring, I will be traveling for five weeks, visiting Ann Arbor and Detroit in Michigan, and then spending a week as a Writer in Residence with the History Department at U Mass Amherst.
On or about September 24th I will pull into the Twin Cities and do rest and repairs while I get ready to head west to Standing Rock. I hope to see my Minnesota gang come out to this event.
Medicine Stories: A Healing Justice Conversation
Sunday, September 25th 1 - 3pm.
Come join Aurora Levins Morales for a conversation about healing and environmental justice at the People's Movement Center.
The People's Movement Center is at 41st and Chicago Ave South http://www.peoplesmovementcenter.com.
Sliding scale $5 - $50. Money raised goes directly to Aurora in support of her writing and organizing work.
As the maple leaves start turning in the woods of Western Massachusetts, I am preparing both my vessel and my body for a LOT of driving. I have a self-care routine to protect my back from the effects of many hours of sitting. I'm busy assembling my internet system, which should give me a decent signal in many places, while protecting me from harmful radio and electromagnetic waves. My truck has brand new brakes and a cap to protect my belongings from rain and theft, and I'm doing a lot of sorting and stowing. I'm also ordering a lot of things to be delivered to my next real port of call, Minneapolis. Like my mini chain saw for cutting firewood down to size for my Kimberly stove.
The first of my Letters from Earth will be broadcast this week. What date my work appears on Flashpoints always depends on whether world events preempt me, but we expect it to air tomorrow, September 15.