Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Observations

Eleven Things I Have Learned About Lifting

1. Lifting weights is a skill. Like any skill, it must be practiced. 2. Lifting weights is one of the best things you can do for your body. Even if you are old. And certainly if you are a woman. In the next ten or 20 years I think we will see a shift in […]

No Free Rides

I have been thinking a lot of late about situations in which a choice must be made and neither option is easy. If stayed on the levothyroxine I could for the rest of my life take a medication that my body very possibly doesn’t need. As meds go, this one is not known to be […]

Simmering

Ideas have heat. They are like chili: they are mild, medium, or ohmygawd hot. Ideas, following with this metaphor, cool. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Sometimes the hot ones are too hot. Ta-ssss! In my case, I have too often allowed perfectly cooked ideas to get so cold they spoil. That happens. Ideas spoil. They […]

The Search Continues

Momentum is crucial. We are what we repeatedly do. I feel shame that I have been on this earth so long and still I am on a search for Self. And I am grateful for the same reason. We don’t know others’ hearts. Even if you live with someone for decades. But you suspect that […]

Spaces In Between

This is it. Your dog sits between your legs. Heat whirs through the vents. A sun lamp is on. It is the only light. The night is over. The morning has not yet come. This is all. Feel his body rise, then fall, with his breath. He’s in his favorite spot. His body is higher […]

Motivation Follows Action

What a wonder it is that you can sometimes be ignited by things that previously dampened your flame. For months you had subscribed to a podcast[1] you avoided listening to. As the episodes downloaded — and episodes of this particular one are produced several times a week — you would scan the show notes. Almost always you […]

Phone, Home

Yesterday morning I walked out the door to start the day thinking my phone was in my jacket pocket when in fact it was sitting back, at home, on my desk. I didn’t realize this dissonance until I drove to work, closed the car door, and headed across the parking lot. It was at that […]