Walking with Stella Yesterday, out on the bike path, there was a new slant of light. A spring slant. It was still blowing in the 20s in my face, but there was a definite shift in the angle of the sun. Stella and I both felt it. This new light and the cold on my … Continue reading Reading “Digital Minimalism”
One of the things on my "Things I Love" list are movies that end with reconciliations after long estrangements. I feel like I am living one of those movies now. I have been holding a grudge towards a person in my town for a long time, and only recently, thanks in part to Brene Brown's … Continue reading Reconciliation after a long estrangement
One of the things I love most about G's dad, Owen, is his love of reading. He always has a book going and when he is not out fishing, or fixing something in our house, or making a run to the dump with G (all things that happened this morning) he is on the couch … Continue reading What are you reading these days?
Today it snowed. Two inches of heavy wet snow on this astronomical “first day of spring.” I got up, made coffee and raisin toast, filled the bird feeders, then headed up to my cozy lair, turned on the space heater and settled in for a long write. Yesterday a book I had ordered called, To … Continue reading The First Day of Spring
This morning during my meditation, I was forced to confront the fact that my project has slowed down. (Who am I kidding? It has come to a halt. Not a screeching halt. Just a quiet, rubbery thud of a halt. Which is the worst kind: a thud can go unnoticed, but a screech gets your … Continue reading 4 Goals For The Next 12 Weeks
This year I set a goal to read a book a month, which seems pretty wimpy considering that I used to read a book a week in my college and grad school years. But the thing about reading now, as opposed to then, is that now I am reading for me, for my own edification, … Continue reading A Book Snob Finds Love On the Bestseller List
Even though I get melancholy when the season changes from summer to fall, and even more so when it changes from fall to winter, I have to admit that I really do love the return to interiority. I just read a piece in Elephant Journal by a woman who went to a retreat at Kripalu … Continue reading The Return to Interiority
So just in time for Spring Break, I am battling some kind of upper respiratory thing. (greaaaat..) Nothing like a garbage-y cough and a woozey head to start the weekend. My first day of Facebook-less-ness went off without a hitch. Don't even miss it. It was so easy, I gave up Pinterest, too. I am … Continue reading Sitting on the couch, reading.
The other day one of my yoga students handed me this book: He opened it to the back and had me read this: (from the Appendix) Harry's Rules 1.Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life. 2. Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life. 3. … Continue reading What I Am Reading Now: Younger Next Year
So. I would like to start today's post by noting that I feel awake and alert even though I am not fully rested. Because even though I got to bed at a reasonable hour (9:15) I wound up reading until almost 10. That meant that this morning's 4:30 Zen Birds were not a welcome sound, … Continue reading You’re the One