It Was the Momovirus!

My beautiful cat Momo got sick earlier in the year, right about when Covid-19 started, so I joked with twisted humor that it was the Momovirus. In March, I found out her kidneys are failing, so as usual*, she and I addressed our fear with song. With thanks to the …

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 …

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, …

Bee Comedy/ Tragedy

Another, happier bee When I was driving on 46 yesterday, something landed in my bra, between my breasts. Eeek! When I was able to take a peek, I found a bee. As I gingerly turned into a side road (regretting the weight I had gained that made squashing the bee …

Portia

Mary K Swanson Today, I am a year older. At least, today is when I admit that I am. November 1, I lost my alter ego, the cat I have been carrying with me for almost 20 years. I didn’t realize until I started to write this that when she …

The Cat-Car Blues

I wrote a little blues song for Lady Momo. She sang it, and I recorded it. If you want to hear, you can download the .m4a file here: The Cat-Car Blues The Cat-Car Blues Mama, she threw me in an old box Tossed it in back and cranked up the …