I don't usually pay too much attention to lunar cycles, but this caught my eye because, 1) I am a Capricorn, and 2) tomorrow is July 1st and I am devoting the entire month to finishing my book. Initially, I scheduled vacations and weekends off from writing, but I realized that I don't have the … Continue reading Full Moon In Capricorn tomorrow
Yesterday on Facebook I posted that now that it is May, it's time for a new Challenge. Someone commented: "Just name it." And I was thinking about this. I think I am being asked to say something like: "Yoga 5 days a week. No excuses!" Maybe they want me to set up a Facebook accountability … Continue reading Name It!
Today I spent a lot of time on the phone with a yoga teacher, trying to hash out an accurate description of the class she will teach on Wednesdays in March at MSY. It was an exciting creative process that I was even aware of as it was happening and I actually pulled out of … Continue reading Building an amplified community
One reason I could never be an elementary school teacher is bulletin boards. All teachers spend a lot of time making their rooms interesting and stimulating environments for their students, but elementary teachers go hog-wild, changing things around based on the curriculum and the seasons. It's nice. I approve. But I could never get into … Continue reading Spring Decorations
Today we drove to Corning to buy food and for other assorted stuff. It was cloudy and windy and rainy. As we lugged groceries from car to kitchen, I thought about getting out the crock pot, making stew, getting into my pjs and sipping wine by the fire. A few days ago, G took this … Continue reading October leaves
Today there was this thing by The Onion called "The Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies." Although The Onion is devoted to satire, this little piece wasn't really satiric. It was supposed to be, I’m sure, but it sounded like hard reality. What it said that resonated for me was … Continue reading To Sit Down, Think Clearly, And Execute Your Ideas
I am giddy with the prospect of September even though I thoroughly HATE September and everything September stands for-- except for (maybe) the prospect of "new beginnings" which, to be honest, every month has the potential for, on the first day of its bad self. But after that first day is over, September is especially … Continue reading A New Kind of Snarky Optimism (with spittle)