The Finger

“Do it like I tell you!” “And another thing…” “I told you so.” I’m trying to make sense of The Finger. This is something I have been doing since I was a kid. It’s the digit equivalent of tapping the microphone, perhaps, or a way of saying, “I am explaining …

The Last Pleasure

Eating is the very first and last pleasure our animal nature experiences. Babies cry at birth and are quieted with milk. You know it’s time to let go of the family dog when he no longer wants to eat. Far from a mindless sensation of hunger, though, eating at the …

Dream Florida

In my dream Florida, The waves gather, and the porpoises play among them in pods whose numbers are impossible to count. In my ideal Florida, people gather to watch from sand unsullied by tires in front of long unbroken dunes, and sandy shacks that blow away in the next hurricane …

Yoga Handicaps

Yoga Blocks Help You Modify Difficult Poses I started a home yoga practice three or four months ago that has been thoroughly rewarding, but sometimes I get so obsessed with the careful pattern I’m creating (kitchen clean-up, tea, yoga mat, music, centering, salutations, standing poses, table poses, seated, prone, supine, …

Shamanism and the Job Jar

Since my last post, I have been struggling with the usual pests–fear of poverty and procrastination–but also with a sense of mortality, my own and that of my parents. …. so funny. I started this post, maybe, two years ago, and I am still stuck in the same drama. Want …