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I love snow, and I will not apologize

If you hate snow, why? I understand if you hating driving in it, especially when city plows never touch your development. I understand if you hate shoveling, especially if you’re older and it’s too strenuous. I don’t hate driving in it, but I generally don’t go far when it’s that treacherous. I’m lucky that I…

These Dreams: James, Carly, & Me

Do you remember your dreams? I’ve kept a dream journal for decades, on and off. I once took a series of writing workshops with Robert Moss in Wisconsin, in a magical space of time where internet friends came to life and freelancing filled me with hope, when I realized I was on to something bigger…

What Does Space Mean To You? 25 Questions To Consider

Today I taught my first restorative yoga class. I’ve taught meditation, yin, yoga nidra, slow flow, and gentle flow/challenge, but never restorative. I’m sharing my class teaching with an another amazing teacher, as we are able to organize our every-other-weekends (hers with a daughter in travel sports, me with my 500-hour meditation teaching coursework), and…

Today’s Meditation: What is “Right”?

I’ve been up since 4:35 am after a horrifying dream. Unable to go back to sleep, I opted to write my morning pages and move into meditation, as is the usual flow of my pre-dawn days. You all know I’ve struggled this week with my purpose, with moving forward, with what to do and how…

Something’s Brewing.

By brewing, I mean I’m brainstorming. We’re not talking coffee, though I could use a refresher now that it’s almost noon. Different day, same dilemma. Trying to figure out my life purpose and not making a whole lot of solid progress to speak of, though I am making some. I attribute that 110% to Mars…

What Is My Purpose in Life? And a Book Review.

Do you ever ask yourself that question? Do you ever ask yourself that question repeatedly at 3:17 a.m., when you’ve been awake since 1:30 a.m., and hear nothing but silence in response because it’s dark as night because, well, it’s the literal middle-of-the-night? Yeah. Me, too. Not that it’s a new question, and not that…

Grandcats

Meet Pearl, the third of my grandcats. Why can’t they stay little forever? It should be noted that I never imagined myself that person who admitted to having grandcats, but here we are…lol.

Teacher Without A Classroom

Not being in a classroom on the first day of school since 1975 has been a textbook meditative exploration of riding the flow of emotions. In meditation, we learn to ride our emotions as they arise in our practice and our life as a series of waves.

The Vote to End The Strike Comes Today

But if you want total transparency, I am disgusted that this elected group of people led by an out-of-touch superintendent played chicken with our classrooms and the education of the students we serve, many of whom are already notably behind their peers due to COVID and the negative impact of digital learning in an environment…

This Teacher Is On Strike IRL (But Not On The Blog)

Why are we striking? The superintendent and board will have you believe it’s over our pay. The 1000% unvarnished truth is that our 103 school building district in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, has been poorly managed and even more poorly maintained over the years (I have been here since 2001), and we are requiring…

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