Monthly Archives: May 2019

multiple tomato summers

As tomato sandwich season starts to arrive, I miss “tomato woman” who used to live near me. She had a self-service table in her front yard with sign, scale, cash box, and bags. $1/pound (.45kg). What a steal.
I often used the self-service, though it was better when she was home, as she would toss in lots of extra tomatoes and fresh jalapeños making the price/pound even lower.
She was a Spanish speaker, too, so I got free practice when she was home.
After several summers of good eatin’ and fun shooting the breeze with her, the house was empty one day. I’m hoping it was for reasons she/they wanted. I ate SO MANY of those juicy tomatoes, plus a lot of white bread and mayo.

just hide TF out

Of the places I’ve been, these would be best for laying low and mental repair, i.e. just hiding TF out:

— Guadalajara, Mexico
— Bologna, Italy
— Oz Campground, Unadilla, Georgia, USA

even more soothing

Last night it took one tequila soother to get to sleep. Tonight, I need two!

ZERO risk of dependency.

sleeping potion

A little tequila soother to help me sleep. Zero risk of dependency.

more on the social media – a la mewe

Others that have repeatedly invaded my sweet dog group en masse on MeWe, they just can’t seem to help it:

— Asian soft-porn spammers aiming at men

— men from all over the world using a dog-lovers group to harass women

— “gun people” who use a dog group to brag about their concealed carrys

— dog breeders, especially if “bullies” is part of the “business” name. Saying “adopt don’t shop” or “puppy mill” will cause them to melt TF down.

— promoters of reputation-troubled businesses, things like oils, life coaching, MLM (mulit-level marketing).

When I see signs of these, I get hair-trigger on the boot button. Sometimes I have made mistakes.

social media management

I’m amused when somebody friends me on MeWe because I manage a group they are in, which makes my personal posts appear on their timeline, then they see one of my LGBT posts go by, so they unfriend me but stay in the group. I then mentally mark them for scrutiny. 🙂 👢

When people unfriend for that reason, I just call it “trash that takes itself out”. Friend requests that come in without some lead up are usually rubbish anyway. 🗑

mothers day

Mother’s Day memory.

Towards the very end of my mother’s life, one of her favorite lunches was a McDonald’s smoothie and a large order of fries. I would get it as takeout for her.

She wasn’t very lucid at that time, couldn’t eat very much, and had trouble controlling her hands, so we managed the McD takeaway together. Followed with a coffee, she looked content and felt good.

Budrio Ocarina Festival 2019, Chiesa di Sant’Agata Concert, Brian Blauch

Brian’s recent performance in Budrio, Italy. 2019 Ocarina festival.

giving a rat’s culo

I ♥️ people who give a GD. There are quite a few in the list below.


Here is a list of organizations that have signed onto the Embassy Protection Collective Declaration:

ANSWER Coalition


Popular Resistance

Chicago ALBA Solidarity

Alliance for Global Justice

Tortilla con Sal Collective


Echoes of Silence Environmental and Latin America Solidarity Collective

Veterans For Peace

Casa Baltimore/Limay

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity

U.S. Peace Council

Green Party of Monmouth County NJ

CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm

National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy

Party of Communists USA

Movement 4 Peoples’ Democracy

Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine

Orinoco Tribune

U. S. Friends of the Soviet People

New Progressive Alliance

RiveraSun com

Knowdrones com


DC Venezuela Action Network

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Alliance for Global Justice

International Action Center

No War On Venezuela Campaign

International Action Center

Canadian Peace Congress

National Lawyers Guild International Committee

Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press

Labor Community Alliance of South Florida

Environmentalists Against War

NH Veterans for Peace

The Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions against Venezuela

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity

Coop Anti-War Cafe Berlin

Berliner Alliance “Hands off Venezuela”

Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality

Trade Justice Alliance Alliance

National Network on Cuba (NNOC),.

Rooms for PEACE

Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems

Veterans For Peace Chapter 180 – Fresno

The Literacy Project


No War On Venezuela Campaign

Chicago Anti-War Coalition

Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23, Rochester, NY

Community Organizing Center

Veterans For Peace Chap 122

White Rabbit Grove RDNA

Peace and Freedom Party

World Union of Freethinkers

Axis of Logic www axisoflogic com

Veterans for Peace Chapter 23, Rochester, NY

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay/International

Revolutionary Road radio show

ECOTERRA International

Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks

Veterans For Peace

Youth Against War and Racism

Victor Jara Riksförbundet-Sverige

Witness for Peace Southwest

Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034

International Peace Research Association

San Diego County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California

Veterans For Peace Ch 27

Carlos Baliño Institute

Central America Solidarity Coalition.

National Network on Cuba

Mütter gegen den Krieg Berlin-Brandenburg

The Korean American National Coordinating Council

Kingdom of Heaven

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition

Corruption Watch USA

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice

Peoples Power Assembly

Struggle La Lucha

Socialist Unity Party

Earth Evolution

New Progressive Alliance

phogg phoundation/y.e.s.

United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)

Raging Grannies

Chico 350


Maine WTR Resource Center

Comité Santrichlibre

Centro de investigación y estudio de fronteras

Centro de investigación y Estudios de Fronteras

La Junta (Perú)

Code Black

AlbanyPark, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice (Chicago)

March19th Anti-War Coalition (Chicago)

Friends of Latin America

Colectivo Trinchera Revolucionaria

Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice Venezuela Solidarity Campaign – Vancouver, CA

Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) – Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

Friends of Cuba Against the US Blockade – Vancouver, Canada

Keeton Corporation

Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests


Asociación Paz Climática

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

Women Against Military Madness

Albuquerque Chapter 63, Veterans For Peace

Socialist Revolution (IMT)

Vrede met Venezuela

Task Force on the Americas

Marcha Patriotica Capítulo California

Maine Green Independent Party

National Council of Gray Panthers Networks

Ecumenical Peace Institute/Clergy & Laity Concerned

Veterans For Peace

CovertAction Magazine

Fundación Familia y Ambiente FUNDAFAM

Hilton Head for Peace

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72

Red Ecológica de Chile

Squawk Radio

Peace Action Committee of the Green Party of the United States

We Act Radio

La Cuadra Patriota

Ford Law AZ

Show Up! America

Western Mass. Venezuela Solidarity Coalition

First Nations Enforcement Agency

Circle of Compassion

Arise For Social Justice

Central America Solidarity Coalition and the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Global Coalition for Peace

The WomXn’s Freedom Collective Party

Comité de Base FMLN, Adelaide, Australia.

Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League

Red de Intelectuales, Artistas y Movimientos Sociales en Defensa de la Humanidad REDH

Earth/Animal Liberation Front

Izquierda Unida Venezuela

People’s Liberation Party

Center Student Struggle for National Liberation

The WomXn’s Freedom Collective Party


St. Pete for Peace

Center for Student Struggle for the National Liberation of Collectives in Ternate City, North


Green Party of Alameda County

Australia-Venezuela Solidatity Network


S.P.A.N (Stop Police AbuseNow)

Serikat Kobelco Indonesia

Front Mahasiswa Demokratik (FMD)



Perserikatan Sosialis (Indonesia)

Sindicales de la Lucha Popular en Indonesia/Serikat Perjuangan Rakyat Indonesia

Elders Rising

Kreisverband DIE LINKE Oberhausen, Paroli e.V.

Green Party of Allegheny County

Embassy Protection Collective

Asociación Americana de Juristas

Haiti Liberté Newspaper

Green Party Of Bay County

MOV. Ecuatoriano Alfarista Bolivariano MEAB

Gammon Law Office, PLLC

Nicaragua Center for Community Action

U&Us Padova (Italy)

Peace Action WI

Beyond War and Militarism, Syracuse, NY