Monthly Archives: February 2012

A visitor among us

I generally find people pretty fascinating, and bloggers particularly so.  Individuals who maintain an active blog often do so with wonderful creativity and good-natured humor.  From the gal who sees a cow every day to the guy who makes fun … Continue reading

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Proud mama

At the beginning of this year I enrolled Charlie (one of our two 11-year-old puppies) in basic obedience classes.  He came to us knowing his name and how to sit, but those were pretty much the extent of his direction-taking … Continue reading

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The intensity of love

The theme of today’s yoga class was love.  We heard a rockin’ playlist of artists expressing various sentiments around love, we were challenged to love poses we don’t always want to love, and we were encouraged to love ourselves just … Continue reading

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Pleasant presence

This winter, I (and my fellow citizens) have been the lucky recipient(s) of mild weather (relatively speaking).  Days of single-digit temperatures have been sporadic versus standard, and snow accumulation to-date can be measured in inches instead of feet.  I have … Continue reading

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Part of me re-awakened

There used to be a time when I was into writing poetry.  I listened to The Writer’s Almanac every morning, attended poetry readings and other spoken word events every few months, even competed in a poetry slam (I got second … Continue reading

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Thoughtful treats

The company where I work has many employee-run interest groups.  Colleagues come together and connect over a common topic, ranging from diversity issues (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation), to job skills (like presentation methods), to personal interests (like photography, meditation, … Continue reading

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Intention, compassion, love

While commuting to work this morning, I passed a homeless man.  As I walked by, I made gentle eye contact and gave him a faint smile.  (As I have mentioned before, I try to smile at people I pass by … Continue reading

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