I need a hero

I need a hero

I have an idea that’s just a sprout at this point, but I’m excited about it. And somehow that led me to humming an old 80’s song by Bonnie Tyler. The actual title is “Holding Out for a Hero” but I remember it as “I Need a Hero.” Watching the video, I realized Bonnie Tyler […]

new types of yoga

new types of yoga

In my yoga practice, I’ve been focusing more on my drishti (gazing point) lately.  Focusing on my focus, to be as redundant as possible. (I’m quite convinced this is the real reason Pattabhi Jois said yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory. Words become babble. Just do.) Anyway, the drishti for many poses is nasagra – the tip […]

if she only knew

if she only knew

Ash was not happy with me today. I bought her a harness because she’s getting old and is constantly getting tangled up by her leash. I figured the harness would keep the leash up out from under her paws – that’s what it appears to do for the neighborhood pugs and puggles and poodles. But […]

baby egret

baby egret

I was just out on my paddleboard in the back bay area of Newport. A shallow waterway where boats aren’t allowed and birds rule. The one that captivated me was a slender white bird – egret in shape but so much smaller. A baby, likely. It is possible it is an entirely different species, but I’m […]

take the donuts

take the donuts

Just take them. A few weeks ago, a friend commissioned me to make her a necklace featuring a quote from Amanda Palmer. (Amanda Fucking Palmer, as she often calls herself.) I’ve been a fan of Amanda since I saw her and her amazing Sharpie eyebrows give a TED Talk. I’m currently listening to her audiobook The […]