How Authoritarianism Found Me

Or, A Little of What Happened When I Invested Everything in 5 Years of Time

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looking out the front window onto the driveway in cave junction, oregon. january 1, 2017, (@hathawayhouse)
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the 30-year storm: the sun didn’t make more than a few appearances for 6 months, from november until april.
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jan 3, 2017: drought-ravaged tree falls on the cottage, bounces, crushes the passenger’s side of the new RAV, which sits for two weeks until i finally drive it into grants pass myself, with a hole in the windshield. i find out that even in an emergency, almost no one will come to this zip code.
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buried
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field notes, december 2016
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locals
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bottom of the cave junction property, the holiday motel on the redwood highway looking toward selma and grants pass
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the seasonal runoff “crik” on the property
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making snow angels while snowed in for weeks
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pink lights in a hypermasculinist monochrome green-gray culture lit up sparkles’ and my little world for awhile
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painting and starting sparkles’ grass garden in the spring
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the sea ranch research site and one of the center’s cultural work projects
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view from the side of the sea ranch research site toward a foggy ocean. i maintained the grasses myself using a push mower and clippers to protect the habitat, food, shelter, and safety of the other animals who lived in them. also used an electric chainsaw to clear out a decade old downed pine and cypress tangle in the back where garbage had accumulated
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grounds of the 3 acre cave junction property; path headed toward the redwood highway

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