Every time I lift my left shoulder, I grimace. Same when I step out of the car. Or if I touch my ribs where they pressed against the surfboard when I paddled. Or the front of my right shin where the leash wrapped around and yanked on one of my spectacular falls. My toenail polish … Continue reading Surf lessons at Cocoa Beach
My husband and I love the water. We met in the Florida Keys on a marine biology field course, and we both feel the pull of the ocean from our home in the Appalachian mountains. The nearest salt water is more than four hours from us. We can’t get to it in the morning or … Continue reading I aspire to be unencumbered
The writing prompt I pulled this morning was, “What if you focused on having fun?” This question raised lots of weird and unexpected thoughts for me: If I try to force fun, it doesn’t happen. Fun requires other people. I’d rather do something quiet, like read. And I wondered, am I a fun-hater? I don’t … Continue reading What is fun?
I know it’s woo-woo and hippy dippy, and many of the people I love and respect most in the world roll their eyes at astrology and tarot and all things occult, but I’m just going to come out and say it: I love the tarot. (And astrology, and the occult, but this is just about … Continue reading Confession: I love the tarot
When a friend read my Grass is Green post back in March, he reached out and said I might appreciate Ryan Holiday’s book, The Obstacle is the Way, to help me cope with the pandemic. The small but potent book teaches that what matters is not to avoid adversity. Avoiding adversity is impossible. Instead, what … Continue reading Being Well
I always get excited for a new year. When the calendar year flips, it means fresh notebooks, a fresh year number in the date, an actual fresh calendar. The newness of a new year inspires us to look forward, to make resolutions, to try to change ourselves for the better. The problem with the official … Continue reading Intentions for my 46th trip around the sun