What Do You See When You Look Around?

Red Dot Project

At the start of the year I began walking each morning to my Mysore practice. My shala is just a few blocks away from my house, which means my walk takes me through my 100-year-old neighborhood, under live oak trees so overgrown they’ve broken the sidewalks. The walk to yoga and the walk home after […]

What’s Your Lingo?

What's Your Lingo?

I enjoy thinking about language a lot. I spend a lot of my free time doing it, and one of my favorite topics is etymology — how words evolve, what their origins are and where they come from. Which is why I loved this post on MetaFilter asking for euphemisms for communicating uncomfortable stuff in […]

Your Life in Weeks

This past weekend I spent a lot of time teaching. On Sunday late afternoon I was fresh from the lake, still covered in sunscreen and wet swim clothes, trying to decide how to spend my evening. Some friends were gathered for a barbecue, including a friend with a new baby, but I was tired and […]

Rule No. 1

“I write because I am a woman trying to stand up in my life. I write because to form a word with your lips and tongue or think a thing and then dare to write it down so you can never take it back is the most powerful thing I know.” — Natalie Goldberg, Writing […]