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Getting to Know My Patch of Ground

I’ve been learning a lot about caring for plants in Southern California since we dressed up the back yard for the wedding. We planted a little like tree, some lavender, and a lot of pretty purple salvia. 93 more words

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Followers on Instagram will be familiar with this view, but if you’re wondering why this particular oak tree, at the moment nestling behind a rather overgrown hedge of hornbeam and bracken, 197 more words


Doing It Wrong

It was during a week as a temp at Harvard University that I first encountered Julia’s Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. I was subbing for an assistant to two professors. 993 more words


Tai Chi Y4D134: Two tries

That was terrible.

What’s that song about “went to bed too late, got up too soon”? Is that how it goes?  Today I feel overfull and uncomfortable from dinner.   214 more words

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I am terrible at playing with my kids. But, I am good at getting my kids outside. A lot. We paddle boats, hike the hills, ride our bikes, and swim in Goose Creek. 546 more words


Tai Chi Y4D133: Sink Wrestling

This morning I woke up to a dripping, clogged sink.  Well. Technically, the unclogging of the sink happened last night. But this morning it’s dripping, and the pipes removed to unclog, aren’t fitted back together properly.   170 more words

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Tai Chi Y4D132: Complete, with dog

This morning I did tai chi in the company of the house dog, who was quite patient with me. She watched me for a while, trying to figure out where I’d step and what my pattern was, and then, finally, determined where the edges of my practice were. 7 more words

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