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It's Raining in Honolulu
Friday, April 09, 2021      6 comments

It's Raining in Honolulu There is a small mist at the brow of the mountain, each leaf of flower, of taro, tree and bush shivers with ecstasy.... Read more
Come Healing
Friday, April 02, 2021      4 comments

I rode my bike the 9 miles RT to my (private) piano class on campus yesterday. Though it was full sun, it was nippy (55 degrees) and there was wind fr... Read more
On meditation --
Thursday, April 01, 2021      4 comments

Because I'm not ready to talk about other things on my mind and in my heart right now, I'll instead offer this little jewel I just found about medit... Read more
Mary Oliver on Peonies
Thursday, March 18, 2021      5 comments

Peonies Mary Oliver This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun st... Read more
New Day, Fresh Start
Friday, March 12, 2021      9 comments

Bowing in gratitude to HIPPICHICK for knocking some sense into me, so to speak (lol). I started the day with breathing practices and meditation...an... Read more
Courage
Wednesday, March 10, 2021      9 comments

Courage...the courage to be, to continue on, to persist against all odds. I've been negligent in responsibly managing my life. I am trying be s... Read more
A loss that will reverberate around the world, jazz legend Chick Corea!
Friday, February 12, 2021      5 comments

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Basics
Thursday, January 28, 2021      6 comments

I weighed in one pound down this week. But that's so irrelevant at this point, since I've been see-sawing within the same weight range for quite a s... Read more
The Hill We Climb
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      4 comments

Today I found myself feeling a lightness of being that I haven't had in months (and on another level, years). In recent weeks I've all but given up ... Read more
Staying sane
Sunday, January 10, 2021      3 comments

Thanksgiving: ~ no weight gain last week in spite of some crazy intake ~ how music helps to keep me sane in an insane world ~ my friends, who keep me in the *loop* during these times of isolation ~ a socially-distanced potluc... Read more
The crack
Saturday, January 09, 2021      4 comments

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Feeling lighter...
Sunday, January 03, 2021      7 comments

...although I picked up a pound *somewhere* (yeah, right lol) last week. ... Read more
Good morning, Mary Oliver. Good morning, world.
Saturday, January 02, 2021      3 comments

MORNING IN A NEW LAND In trees still dripping night some nameless birds Woke, shook out their arrowy wings, and sang, Slowly, like finches ... Read more
Revel in the new year!
Friday, January 01, 2021      6 comments

MORNING SONG The red dawn now is rearranging the earth Thought by thought Beauty by beauty Each sunrise a link in the ladder T... Read more
Paying tribute to a great man
Sunday, December 27, 2020      5 comments

Barry Lopez, a lyrical writer and singularly remarkable man, who steeped himself in Arctic wildernesses, the habitats of wolves, and exotic landscapes ... Read more

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