a pause for snowflakes

The first snow fell yesterday.  Lasted a minute.  Later or before, pouring rain.  I’m nursing toothache, earache, headache.  I’ve been to the doctor, the dentist, and Cub Med, I mean, WebMD.  The dentist says it is a jaw shift, caused by clenching the jaw in sleep.  Who knew?  All I’ve known is every morning for…

Once a Day

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Wooden Writing Tablets. Last month, I took an on-line course taught by  Cynthia Morris, called the Fall Writing Fling.  Each day we received a prompt and photo in the mail, along with a “writual blessing.”  All we had to do was write for at least fifteen minutes each day…

Honey Jar

I broke a jar of honey yesterday. One pound of pure raw honey remained crystalized at the bottom of a Madhava jar I’ve had for over a year now, brought with me when I moved from Colorado. For days now I tried to heat the bottle gently by dunking it in hot water, but yesterday,…

The Past Eight Days

A Chronological List: 1. Received a lovely job offer from Emerson College for the spring. 2. Ashtanga, after five months. 3. Turned 52. 4.. President Barack Hussein Obama re-elected! 5. Nor’easter hits the Cape. 6. Day two of relentless rain and howling wind. 7. My parents’ power returned. 8. My niece’s school reopened. 9. Power…

November First (three days after)

Today I went to look at the ocean and snap iPod photos.  Later I spoke to most of my family who seem well, though waiting for power.  To look at the devastation that this Hurricane has wrought is humbling; to see places I’ve lived covered in water is sobering.  Virginia and Ohio are sending workers…