The picture above shows my Juneteenth present for my tea-loving son: a blend called Alhambra 1400, one of the Time Travel series of teas created by the Raleigh Tea Company, available every week at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. I chose that for two reasons (besides the fact he loves exotic teas and pretty much … More Celebrating Juneteenth
You know, besides the fact that I’m alive and well and my beloved family and friends and students and spiritual community are alive and well…. On Thursday mornings, I arise early to do my weekly grocery shopping and then do an online yoga class starting at 9:30. The yoga class is now sponsored by the … More What I Am Particularly Grateful for This Morning (or Lessons of the Inch Worm)
Last week I wrote about our return to listening to the live, in-person, outdoors NC Symphony concerts known as Summerfest, which is perhaps my favorite summer tradition. Yesterday I wrote about my return to movie theaters in order to see In the Heights (which I haven’t done yet, but I’ve got specific plans to do … More This Video Celebrating a Return to a Pre-Pandemic Activity Brought Tears to My Eyes
I’ve been waiting for this day for years––literally years. Since 2016, actually, when it was announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was the toast of Broadway with his blockbuster Hamilton, would co-produce a movie version of his first musical, In the Heights. There were a few detours along the way; it was originally going to be … More It’s Finally Here! THE Movie Event of My Summer
For the first Meatless Monday in June, it seems appropriate to have a rainbow meal in honor of Gay Pride Month. While neither I nor any of my immediate family are LGBTQIA+ (as far as I know in this moment), I have dear friends who identify with each of those letters, so I celebrate our … More Meatless Mondays: Gay Pride Rainbow Meal
Last summer I wrote about how my greatest regret, besides seeing the people I loved, was the cancellation of Summerfest, an outdoors series of music played by the North Carolina Symphony in the Koka Booth Amphitheater. That has been my favorite summer tradition for years and years, and while I realized that it was necessary … More The Sounds of Summer Return
Now this may seem like a blog post about food, but it isn’t. It’s a post about community. It’s a post about the many small local businesses in every town that could disappear unless we support them. One of those businesses in the Triangle NC area is Baker’s Dozen Donuts on Buck Jones Road, part … More Support A Neighborhood Business for National Donut Day
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that when Deepak Chopra announces one of his free 21 day meditation series, I sign up right away. Health, abundance, grace, peace, whatever the topic, I figure I could use some assistance on growing in that area through meditation. Last month, Chopra … More Am I Being Sexist?