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)
It was quite a busy and emotional weekend for me, as it probably was for many others. On one hand, it was a weekend of endings. For many/most/all? of the public North Carolina college, this was graduation weekend. Many of my son’s childhood friends, who are the children of my friends and usually my former … More A Weekend of Endings and Beginnings
Tonight, for the first time in I don’t know how long, I’m going to a friend’s house for a potluck dinner and meeting with people outside my own household, and…I’m SO EXCITED! The people coming are all 2 weeks+ past our full vaccinations, so we have the CDC’s blessing. Of course, we’ll still be cautious … More What Song(s) Do You Associate With Our Year in Lockdown?
One of the things I’ve repeatedly told my son, and my students, and people attending my meditations, and have probably said before in this blog, that when thinking about 2020, instead of focusing on what we can’t do, we should focus on what we can do. For me, one of the upsides of staying home … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Books!
Are you a member of the website Goodreads, where readers share their opinions about books with each other? It is one of my “go-to” places when I’m looking for books, either for my own reading or for my classes. I find the hundreds or thousands of citizen reviews to be a reliable guide for whether … More I Completed My Yearly Reading Challenge
As I mentioned last week, I’m doing an Around the World “Flatbread Fiesta” series about flatbreads because I’m doing a book study class this month on Monday evenings and don’t have a lot of time to be cooking. However, I’m still trying to use seasonal ingredients and, of course, stay vegetarian. So this week we … More Meatless Monday: Italian Flatbread
In times of such uncertainty, we all have to just approach things one day at a time. On the whole, I’ve been in pretty good spirits over our coronavirus isolation time, particularly once things with my son’s college got settled down and we got into our “sheltering at home” groove. Yesterday was a really … More Just What I Needed: Tom Hanks and SNL At Home