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Injurious middle age

In February, I tore the attachment between my hamstring and calf.

In April, the outer toes on my left foot started to go numb on long walks. The nerve was compromised.

In June, I aggravated the tendons in my foot and was sent, at last, … Read more

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In the silence

Mary says yoga is one of the most important milestones for her clients because they hate to be still. To relax. It’s the antithesis of addictive behavior. Stillness. Repose. Stretch. Breathe. Think. Listen to your heartbeat. To the breath move through your body. To your … Read more

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Bear these gifts

I’m having trouble loving the world today. Maybe because I’m reading about war and disloyalty and sometimes civilization seems like the thinnest thread. It’s a barbarians-at-the-gate kind of day. A woman told me recently that when she has insomnia, she names gratitudes. She goes through … Read more

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Accessories

The Apple Store clerk asks the kid what we’re up to today.

“I’m shopping for a purse.”

“You are?” she says. “What kind of purse are you looking for?”

“Well,” he says, “I’m not sure. A Hello Kitty one.”

“Oh!” she says. “I love Hello … Read more

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Hot

It’s dry here in the Pacific Northwest.  Humid days are freaky, and even then, I don’t sweat much.  But last night, in a dark, narrow room, I sweated as though I were back in the tropics.  My god I sweated.  And the dreadlocked string bean … Read more

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Body dialogue

Brain:  What do you mean, you agreed to a 10K Trail Run?

Mouth:  You’ve been thinking about it, too.

Brain:  Sure, the way I think about chucking it all and running away to New Zealand to raise goats.  Do you have any idea what you’ve … Read more

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