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Dawn Z. Montefusco
Writer. Life Coach. Actor. Poet.
Interests: dancing, good wine, truth, cheap beer, writing, technology, sex, kindness, magic, insanity, geeks, playing musical instruments poorly, licking food off my plate, spiritual quests, big piles of clean towels, city life, country life, hiking and getting dirty and smelly, burning man, hot strong women, hot strong men, eye contact, ninjas.
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~ On the corner of North Haight Street and Mason Street in Portland, Oregon ~ What is it about a tree that gives us permission to wish? I think it's the idea that trees have roots and connection deep into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
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Me kissing Roxanne. She's a little uptight these days. (I'll talk about the "C" word in a minute.) First, holy shit is it really March 10th, 2015? It was October 2014 last I knew. Must have been a good Winter.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
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What if this kingdom really is cursed? It is cursed. With a lunatic logic. A death drive. Its castle made of glass and concrete... and cancer. What if somehow you knew how to break the spell and only you could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
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The future has arrived and it's time to limit our fucks. Not giving a fuck does not mean you don't care. It means not wasting your time on things (or feelings and thoughts) that are holding you back. Instead of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
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Every year I say I'm going to do the Argon Challenge. Every year I give in within the first 10 days. The Argon Challenge started in 2006 by my friend Argon. Read the PDF, everything is explained. It's basically a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
I'm in love. It's never going to last. I can only hold on to the beauty. "Rage against the dying of the light... I will not let go....I am going to extend it...forever... or at least I'm going to try.." Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Ms. ZigZag
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When I was a kid we only had six faces with nine stickers. I figured it out in high school and yes sometimes I cheated and took it apart and put it back together. Now they make them bigger! This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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This is the tag I pulled off a yummy toy. Doesn't everyone want this? Don't we all want big ginormous long-lasting fun? Some say "go big or go home". I say if home is where the big is, then head... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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On warm fall nights the world can feel a little heavy noticing the leaving of the sun. It's nice to know there are a bunch of freaks waiting to lift you up. Nothing spells happiness more than dancing outside under... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Josh and I in zebra gear for this year's Land Prom. Summer started early in Portland this year. In May we were already having 85-90 degree days followed by a dry, hot June through September (All Hail Global Warming). I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Mike, Jessica, Josh and I, (minus Tito) on the Ride home from Awesome Sauce Sunday! Sunny days in Portland are common in the spring/summer. When the sun shines we ride! Everyone thinks we live in rainfall all year which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Check out my latest poems, Online Dating and God on a Harley for the 30 in 30 poetry challenge. (Also, I'm wearing a wig in the above picture so please don't email me telling me you love my new red... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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I found these pictures of me from 1994 when I first caught a trout. It inspired yesterday's poem. The last photo below the poem is one of my favorites. If you've never been to Priest Lake, I highly recommend it.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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(Brett Jessen, my mentor in rock climbing. 1996) There is a champion in me, tumbling off cliffs, spraying into life, like a canopy of transparent rain. We all want to jump cliffs. Everyone knows the difference of holding on and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Here it is again: Poetry month. I dare you to join me. 30 poems in 30 days. You are guaranteed to write a lot of crap and you are guaranteed to create a few diamonds. One Too Many and Never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Enrique, Lici, Me, and Xipatzin (I have no idea how to say his name) Sayulita is my favorite new destination. It's like Portland on the beach, but in Mexico. Small, walkable, friendly, sexy and hip. It was a special girls... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
It's that day again, the V word day: V for vagina, V for victory, V for villain, V for Valentine. The bottom line is love. Love— that elusive word we are all striving for. It makes people smile. It makes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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My friend Bryan pointed this book out for me. I wonder if we need to go back to the basics. Dinosaur basics? What exactly does that mean? I am finding a new love for simplicity. I might have to read... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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It takes a pair of balls, preferably disco balls on palm trees, to make you remember that life is more about the journey than the destination. There are always things to look forward to, but let's look back for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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(Picture I took at Inspire Truth of Nakho & Medicine for the People.) Before the New Year, I made a random list of wants and don't wants in my journal: I want people to realize that sometimes I'm wise but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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One time I tripped on the stairs walking into a bar (sober) and my dress blew up over my body - all the way up to my back, revealing my ass, thong, and bare legs (thank god I was wearing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
Online dating. Too much bacon. Grey Goose Martinis. Staying sane in the midst of insanity.PMS. Breaking tendons from lopping bamboo. Screaming in my own ear. Here we go: First: don't do anything angry except throw pillows, or call a friend.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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Me and the Ruger Mini-14 After a long year of many lessons, an awesome Northwest summer, orgasms galore, nights of too much bourbon, career dreams coming true, and a lot of fun/crying/laughing/playing in the woods, it was time to shoot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
The number one way to succeed in any goal is to face your demons and to track what you're really doing. Most of the time we tell ourselves that we are doing our best, but the idea is to learn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
Don't even try to tell me you're ADD. Who isn't? And after the death of two good friends I have decided to stop using "ADD" as an excuse for anything I haven't gotten done in my life. I've upped my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag