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November
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      22 comments

Embrace the core sadness of life without toppling headlong into it, or assuming it will define your days. The real trick is to let life, with all its ordinary missteps and regrets, be consistently more mysterious and alluring than its end. --... Read more
Twigs
Friday, October 28, 2011      14 comments

The inner landscape of my heart and mind has been bleak of late and I don't have the inclination to share the current struggles. But share beauty in words and images...ALWAYS! So here is an excerpt from the work of the late Taha Muhammad... Read more
What I Have Learned So Far
Monday, October 24, 2011      16 comments

I try to ponder this daily and live my life based upon the wisdom -- yogaville.org/about-yoga
ville/the-lotus/the-lotus.
html What I Have Lear... Read more
October
Thursday, October 20, 2011      22 comments

Do I *really* understand this important aspect of life? October There's this shape, black as the entrance to a cave. A longing wells up in its throat like a b... Read more
September Meditation
Friday, September 30, 2011      16 comments

Jumping on just long enough to share this splendid end-of-September offering from dear Joe at Panhala.net: September Meditation I do not know if the seasons remem... Read more
Love's expressions....
Saturday, September 24, 2011      15 comments

I often feel deficient in my ability to articulate love -- in words and actions. Here is a beautiful story of love-in-action. May I learn by example -- ... Read more
Fall Classic Cycling Tour...baby steps
Monday, September 19, 2011      27 comments

Last Saturday I participated in my first ever bicycling event, sponsored by our local bike organization, Conway Advocates for Bicycles (CAB). It was a picture-perfect day, and I decided to limit myself to the intermediate ride as I reached the... Read more
Having Come This Far...
Friday, September 16, 2011      21 comments

I loves me some James Broughton. He knows where I live and doesn't bother to knock -- just goes on in -- enlivening my spirit, making me smile...or tear up...or laugh out loud, as he speaks to me on so many levels. And if that isn't good for ... Read more
I don't say he's right. Neither do I say he's wrong.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      15 comments

The exquisite wisdom of one of my teachers, Mary Oliver, takes my breath away: The Kingfisher The kingfisher rises out of the black wave like a blue flower, in ... Read more
Say Something Nice!
Friday, September 09, 2011      21 comments

I REALLY needed this today -- nothing profound or earth-shaking, just...NICE! A few folks at Improv Everywhere constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone hol... Read more
The Hidden Power of Smiling
Sunday, September 04, 2011      22 comments

I'm in the white tee with my smiling yoga sistahs! I am a smiler, always have been, prolly always will be. It's part-and-parcel of the fabric of who I am. I will never ... Read more
Follow your bliss
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      23 comments

I was just talking to a good friend this morning who is frustrated and sad and feeling alienated from self and family. Afterwards I began reflecting on how we can find that place of quietness within in spite of what's whirling outside of us. A... Read more
Am I beautiful yet?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      25 comments

Sister love -- Maha, Noreen, Trace (with dear Pickles) ... Read more
Glorious Colombia...the adventure continues! #3
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      37 comments

One never knows what a day will bring...and in my final weeks in South America what surfaced was a spur-of-the-moment idea among my family here and I to head to Colombia for my "last hurrah!" Please enjoy my humble attempt to share this ama... Read more
Ecuador: A Day-in-the-Life, #2
Thursday, July 21, 2011      41 comments

Well, this has been a most interesting time here in the province of Imbabura, northern Ecuador in the foothills of the Andes...the first time I have experienced a "staycation." Instead of adventuring all over Ecuador and South America visiting ... Read more

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