Breathe. You’ve arrived.
Jul 15, 2024

I finally made it to the yoga retreat last Friday afternoon. Right up to the day before--when my manager at work told the team that she had unknowingly exposed us to an upper respiratory virus---I wasn't sure I was going.…

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This is what is possible
Jul 15, 2024

In spite of medical troubles that won't go away, it’s possible to live a decent life. I can work by covering my ass in certain situations, like arranging for a backup director when I am filming, just in case I’m…

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Myra
Jul 15, 2024

Her name was Myra Citrin. She was friends with Cliff and my brother, Jim. I was a few years older and had just returned from the Navy. I spent four years in the U.S. Navy after getting my draft notice…

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Jul 15, 2024

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Possibilities
Jul 15, 2024

This is what is possible. I might finish writing my collection of memoir essays, edit them, and put them together in some kind of cohesive format that makes sense. I might think about publishing, although that has never been a…

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What is possible
Jul 15, 2024

Yesterday I read a piece about a young woman who landed on US shores from Brazil with promises from a friend that she could get work driving for Uber and Lyft. That wasn't really the case and she encountered a…

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This is what is possible
Jul 15, 2024

We could close our eyes and just try to wish it away. Or we could say, no this is happening and go right in. Look. Stay awake. The crazies are coming out, indeed. It's terrifying especially being someone who is…

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Jul 15, 2024

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If the mind were simple
Jul 12, 2024

I practice opening to my vulnerability, and tasting my pain, piece by piece like a strange fruit. Last week, I went on a hike with my ex-husband and I started talking with him about Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master. Our…

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What I Failed To Say
Jul 12, 2024

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If the mind were simple
Jul 12, 2024

If the mind was simple, I’d worry less about how much money is in the bank, how much it costs to get out of the grocery store, how I can get back to rugged, hilly 40-mile bike rides to escape…

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My Mind
Jul 12, 2024

If my mind was simple I'd be able to understand how it works more easily and how not to get caught up as quickly in harmful thought loops. But my mind, like everyone else's, is not simple. It's complex. My…

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