Feeling Tready

Feeling Tready

Are you aqua-fit or aqua-fat? I don’t have to choose: I am both. You see, my mindful fitness routine includes water aerobics. I’ve just attended my 100th class. Feeling tready, I am. However, my unmindful imbibing infuses its own routine: each week I lose...
Time Confetti

Time Confetti

I’ve heard a friend or two say that they have old age onset ADD. I guess that, in the land of initials, that would be OAOADD, which sounds too much like the “Old MacDonald” refrain to me. Initially I plugged into the concept, especially when...

Crows vs. Parrots: round 1

Yesterday a famous parrot prompted a post. Today hearts are heavy as we commemorate the date that the invisible, invincible shield of America crashed to the ground, along with the Twin Towers and thousands of lives. Today I find a parallel natural event to post: a...
Sprezzatura

Sprezzatura

sprezzatura PRONUNCIATION: (spret-sah-TOOR-uh)  MEANING: noun: Doing (or giving the appearance of doing) something effortlessly; effortless grace; nonchalance. ETYMOLOGY: From Italian. Earliest documented use: 1957. In 1957, the year of this term’s earliest...
Dunk!

Dunk!

It was the 60’s in northwestern Indiana. Though our small town was proximate to the trials of the Chicago 7 and pre-election riots televised for all to see, we were worlds apart.  We lived the idyllic, self-contained, ritualistic life of those close to the land....
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

The amphitheater signage has been replaced and soon the razing of the superfine outdoor musical arena will start. Dusty yellow megaton Caterpillars will crawl about the natural bowl of the earth to imbibe all man-made materials: gobble, gobble, chomp. The hills will...