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Rooted

Another.  And then another  In the end I think there were 7 in total. I went after my little plot of land today.  There was a long neglected flower bed abutting the foundations of the front of the house, where crabgrass … Continue reading

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Everything Is (still) Illuminated

Many (too many) weeks ago I wrote about practicing yoga with my eyes closed.  About how there is more to any of us than that which meets the proverbial eye.  About the wondrous findings we discover when we journey inward.  This week … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Whenever I go to yoga, I face the same question.  To wear or not to wear my glasses, that is the question.  To see the teacher’s graceful demonstrations of various poses, or to squint and attempt my own semi-artistic renderings. … Continue reading

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The Writing Life (NaBloPoMo Day 9/30)

Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on the daily writing goal.  But that’s only because I’ve been so busy collecting lovely tidbits to write about – ahem. Today I attended the annual meeting of a local … Continue reading

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We Are Humans (NaBloPoMo Day 5/30)

There is a book club organized by attending physicians in my department and tonight I attended for the first time.  I had never participated in a book club  before, but I had read the book (80% of it anyway), and … Continue reading

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Ask the right question (NaBloPoMo Day 4/30)

“Have you seen my [Nintendo] DS?” Some patients take “do you have any questions for me” very seriously when they come to clinic.  They have a list.  They take notes.  Others stare at you blankly, overwhelmed by what they have … Continue reading

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Affirmation (NaBloPoMo Day 3/30)

Well, this is off to a bad start.  Day 3 of pledging to 30 days of daily writing during NaBloPoMo and here I am at the 22nd hour. I didn’t work today so I had to make up extra excuses … Continue reading

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Hold This Emptiness

In my Saturday morning yoga class, lots of things happen.  Joints creak, palms sweat, and the mind rarely quiets down.  I am in love with my yoga instructor, Super Y.  First, because Super Y is an excellent teacher.  She explains … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap

I  built stuff last night.  The put-on-your-crappy-jeans and get-your-hands-dirty kind of stuff.  Real stuff to create a theatrical set.  A few years ago, I made the jump from happy but shy theater-goer to curious and eager theater-doer.  The conversation went … Continue reading

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Remote travels

Paris is all but a remote destination.  Traveling to France for my yearly pilgrimage to the homeland, however, is always fraught with anticipation of the familiar and fear of what has changed.  What if I finally feel like a stranger … Continue reading

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