Month: September 2008

If it's Tuesday…


If this is Tuesday, then I must be in Boulder, right? Right. The land of Yoga. Last night, Buck and I went to what we thought was going to be a beginner yoga class. Well, it wasn’t a beginner’s class, but I did manage to last the whole way through it. Therefore, I am totally pleased with myself. Even if it means sitting here with aching muscles — it’s a good ache. Therefore, today’s lesson […]



Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down. — Truman Capote

Another reason for an anti-cancer diet


The anti-cancer book says no more than 11 oz. per week of red meat. Maybe this is why… Nothing like a good 12-yo hamburger: Karen Hanrahan shares her favorite prop that she shows parents in her Healthy Choices for Children workshop: a McDonald’s hamburger purchased in 1996 that still looks like it did the day it was made. People always ask me — what did you do to preserve it? Nothing — it preserved itself. […]

Still reading!


When I entitled my last post “Now reading,” I meant it especially much. I am still reading it, almost exclusively out of the pile of my current reading. What the Anticancer book giving me is a plan of living, post cancer, so as to minimize the possibility of a relapse. As Gail said in her response a bit further down, on “Cancer myths, and recovering,” this fear never really leaves one. It’s always somewhere in […]

What to get me for my next birthday

Ephemera / writing

Via Notebookism: Review: Field Notes Brand Pocket Notebook: Breck shared his opinions of the Field Notes: “You can see for yourself below how much pride of provenance DDC/CP take in their product. When manufacturers put this all out there, you know they believe in what they’re doing. Sometimes the product is still junk (I’m looking at you, Tom’s of Maine GingerMint toothpaste. Why wait all night to develop morning breath when you can just squeeze […]