My tooth of doom. Number 15. Upper left, all the way in the back. My periodontist has been "worried" about this tooth for years. Every time I go he says, “I’m worried about this tooth.” Every time he says that I think to myself: “I’m gonna die with this goddamn tooth, Buster.” He’s cute, but … Continue reading Tooth of Doom
I want to start another streak. A yoga streak. I need to get my personal practice back. Bad. The other day I subscribed to Udaya so that I would have lots of classes to choose from and no excuses. My pre-streak started today when I woke up, took a hot shower, slathered myself in coconut … Continue reading How many streaks are too many?
Remember Freeze Tag? If someone tagged you, you had to stand like a statue until someone “unfroze” you. Yeah. So here’s what you do: You take a timer (I like this one) and set it for 10 minutes. Sit down in a chair and try not to move a muscle for 10 minutes. When the … Continue reading Sit Down. Shut Up. Don’t Move.
So here was an interesting conversation I had with my stylist the other day. I sit down and she says, "So how is everything in Mansfield?" And it just came out of my mouth, "How the hell should I know? I don't live in "Mansfield," I live in my own little Kath bubble. ( I … Continue reading Blog as Fun House Mirror
I went on a “walk and talk” with Rowena yesterday. We walked the bike path. It was 60 degrees and sunny. I like to walk and talk. I much prefer that to “sit and talk.” I think more clearly when I am walking and I also think I am a better listener. Solvitur ambulando: all … Continue reading I swear, this is my last whiny detox post.
So it is 3 weeks today of this austerity diet and I am getting tired. Literally tired. I want one cup of coffee. That's all. One cup of coffee in the morning. But then last night, I also wanted one glass of wine. One glass of wine. In the evening. Is that so bad? But … Continue reading Getting Tired of This Detox Life
Here is my advice to older people. Don't reject new technology. Get a smart phone and learn how to use it. Stay on top of tech. Learn the lexicon. Don't get intimidated! What are you afraid of? Do you really think you can push the wrong button and break it? You do, don't you? But … Continue reading Keep Up With Technology Why Don’t You
No hat. No gloves. No coat. No socks, even. I walked Boomer through campus and everyone's head was up. People are smiling at me again. They ask to pet Boomer. They want to hug her. They want her to lick them. But she doesn't. Unless they smell like food. I grilled chicken breasts on the … Continue reading It Took You Long Enough
I still don't live with my tribe. And although this is hard for me, lately I've heard a lot of people from many different places say the exact same thing. Even people who live in notoriously cool places. I heard a podcast this week in which a pretty famous writer said that even thought he … Continue reading Feeling the Tribe
Yesterday Elizabeth Gilbert posted a piece about Tribal Shame on her Facebook page. It's about tribal affiliations and how when you don't fit in with your tribe, this can cause a lot of pain and suffering until you are able to make a clean break with them. This is something I did a long time … Continue reading A Few Thoughts about Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Post