Meditation at Work

Y’all. My bike chain broke on my way to day 2 of my new job yesterday. DAY 2!  And I had just gotten my period, so you can imagine how that went. About ten blocks from work, I hear something catch in the chain. I stopped to inspect it, didn’t see anything,...

An Urban View

  Y’all, I’m writing this from the floor of my Seattle apartment, carting the final few bags of donations to Goodwill and waiting for Craigslist buyers who may or may not show up. And as I sit here, among all that annoying stuff that you never want to deal with at the...
Born Under A Bad Sign

Born Under A Bad Sign

If you know me at all, then you know that I tend to wander. I’m a seasoned road-tripper. An impulsive maker of cross-country moves. A corporate tourist. I have “wanderlust,” they say. “A free spirit,” I’ve been called (today, even.) It’s not my fault, I’m just a...

Root Down

My teacher Gina blew into our Monday class a couple of years back, breathless and wild haired. “Ok, y’all” she called us to our feet. “There are days I come in here all yogi and zen and there are days I come in and…” she looked around the room as we begrudgingly stood...

And the beat goes on.

I had my best ride yet today. And my worst. I left the house this morning – electric.  I cruised out of my parking place, stopped at the intersection, danced off the line when the signal turned green and flew down the hill to the waterfront, making every light....

Ferry Boats and False Starts

The False Start: An unsuccessful attempt to begin something. As per my last post, I had a shakey go of it on Day 1 in the real world. I vowed to move forward unfazed, and rode my bike into work again this past Tuesday. New battery, no stalls. Friendly conversation in...