All day I’ve been distracting myself looking at Planners. Paper planners. That’s because I’m not really here in my mind. My mind is in North Carolina with G whose father is dying. On Monday he left the hospital. He called a halt to all treatments. He said he wanted to go home. He’s not eating … Continue reading Thinking About Planning
She made the students look up from their phones and smile at her. I’d be walking the South Hall Mall and hear an ear-deafening screech from a student, far off in the distance, who had spied her. “Cor-geeeeee!!!!” Students would mob her like a celebrity. And, like the complete diva she was, she’d sit … Continue reading Boomer: Big Dog On Campus
I'm a sucker for Advice-driven posts like this. I cannot resist, "3 Ways to Achieve Enlightenment in Your Lifetime," or "10 ways to Stop Cravings.". I bite every time. So here's my own "list post" giving myself the Yoga Teaching advice I need. Number 1. Don’t close your eyes when you teach. This is really … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be A Better Yoga Teacher
I kicked sugar. I really did. All cravings are gone. Poof!
What is a Personal Manifesto? A Personal Manifesto is list of what you believe and value. It’s not necessarily who you are now, or how you live your life now. But it is your line in the sand. It’s the definitive statement of what you stand for, what you believe, and where you refuse to … Continue reading How To Write Your Personal Manifesto
This morning the woman who stayed in our house and took care of Boomer while we were in Portland stopped by to return a book she borrowed. While she was here, I foisted another one on her. Not this Seth Godin, but a newer book by him. If she likes it, I’m going to foist Linchpin on her. Here is a reblog from 5 years ago. I hope you enjoy.
I really don’t want to be a foister, but I am. I am reading Seth Godin’s Linchpin at the moment and all I want to do is buy 20 copies and give them to people, press it into their hands with that annoying, desperate pleading in my eyes and say, “Pleeeeze! You simply MUST read this!!”
And I’m not even finished it yet; I’m only on page 120. This is such an important book (I believe), it’s about becoming indispensable. Like all his books, it’s brilliant, super easy to read, and so very RIGHT!
Here are a few of my underlinings:
“The job is not your work; what you do with your heart and soul is the work.” (p.97)
“When you have a boss, your job is to please the boss, not to change her. It’s okay to have someone you work for, someone who watches over…
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Departure day is always a little sad for me but even more so today because it was the last time at that house. In August they move to Beaverton and a bigger place with a green space in their backyard and a network of bike trails that extend for miles. It's a good move for … Continue reading Sitting on the Tarmac in Chicago
We left our great VRBO in Pacific City this morning, but last night we watched the sun set into the ocean (which is unusual for us East Coasters who only see the sun rise over the ocean.) It was cold out there, at least for me who has the blood of a snake. But well … Continue reading Pacific City to Portland
Getting up at 3:30 wasn't so bad. And even though it was foggy as hell driving to the airport, got there without hitting a deer. (I am the only person I know who has never hit a deer. The streak continues.) My luggage weighed 32.9 lbs. I won "the lightest luggage" contest among my travel … Continue reading I paid $3.99 so you could read this
This is a post from 2009. I went into my archives looking for what I might have been doing in early June in some other year. I found this post from 6 years ago. I was so tickled with this one because it has a picture of Fred and I. G and I just came … Continue reading The Dominant Doe Goes With The Flow