The Necessity of Dormancy

The word beekeeper implies that in keeping bees people are saving them, almost as if they’re taking in orphaned babies who can’t care for themselves. It seems to me that bees are not really kept. They certainly keep me in honey, and they mostly keep themselves. This has been apparent Read more…

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Worry Wart

Worry Wart     I was chatting with one of Don’s colleagues at a holiday party. As many of the people at this party are employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, worry is a frequent topic as it relates to government funding of the work Don and his Read more…

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Prepare to be Humbled

Today was my first day of third-level yoga teacher training. This training takes three months to explore hand and arm balances. This is not an area I have explored in much depth, so I’m nervous about it, maybe a little more nervous than the last training, which focused on postures Read more…

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The Yoga I Teach

In “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n Roll’” a biopic about Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen recalls working with Berry as a session musician. Bruce is the kind of musician who likes to have a plan before his performances, so he asked Berry what he was planning to play that night. Berry looked Read more…

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