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In the last five hundred and twenty days I've been burrowing inside myself, keeping to myself, talking to red dots on cameras, learning video editing, building a website, cultivating relationships with screens.
I got my second Covid shot on Wednesday, March 10th. On Thursday the 11th, I woke up nauseous and dizzy, took 2 Tylenol and went back to bed. Things proceeded to go downhill. I slept a few hours, then woke up with body aches, fever, headache, nausea, and chills. Wtf. Flu symptoms. I had to … Continue reading How To Get Ready For Your Second Vaccine
Back in the Before Times, people would stop by our house, or be invited. Maybe they would sit awhile, have a beverage, a snack, a meal. It depended. Back in the Before Times I always made sure the downstairs bathroom, the one guests use, was presentable, you know, just in case. Now, in these After … Continue reading Clutter-Blind
Stepping on a yoga mat sends a signal to your brain. And that signal is: Something very different is going to happen now. Things are about to get way simpler. You’re gonna have to down-shift. It’s going to be all about your leg. Or your shoulder. Or some other spot you tend to ignore. It’s … Continue reading Yoga: The Gateway to Narnia
I am entranced with productivity apps. On some unconscious level I think I want them to do my work for me. I also want them to be easy and intuitive to learn, which they all claim to be, but they’re all not. It’s not that I’m unwilling to invest some time learning them if the … Continue reading The Lure of Productivity Apps
Ever since Biden’s election, I feel my brain coming back on line. For the four years Trump was president all I could think about was the world, and him, and the crazy shit he was always doing and tweeting. I read the newspapers voraciously. I followed all kinds of journalists and politicians on Twitter. I … Continue reading My Brain On Biden
At the beginning of the pandemic I was all about the Quarantini, —a cocktail you made at home and drank alone, or with members of your household, during a period of imposed isolation. “I’m having a Quarantini,” sounded fun. It made me feel this imposed isolation thing might not be that bad. Soon, Photoshopped images … Continue reading Drinking Every Night Is Just Not Sustainable
You ever lose a skill or an ability you once had? For example: You go to the gym and find a weight you used to be able to lift, no problem, pick it up and find it’s now impossible to hoist? Or that banjo lick you once played without even thinking, is now lost to … Continue reading What Happens When You Lose Your Yoga Practice
Today it is seventeen years since I opened Main Street Yoga. I’m still as delusional now as I was back then. When I was fifty and delusional I thought I could become a yoga teacher and have a little studio. And I did. And now I’m questioning whether it’s delusional to think that at my … Continue reading The Delusional Yoga Teacher Celebrates 17 Years