Fall and the People Inside

Fall and the People Inside

These past few days I’ve noticed a cool, crisp bite in the morning air. Tomatoes ripen on fast-withering vines. Afternoons grow searingly hot, but. . .fall is on the way.   When I remember that I am “of a certain age” I resent the coming fall. I take it...

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Food and the People Inside

Food and the People Inside

Since my annual exam (early July) I’ve been re-configuring my relationship with food. It was there that I expressed my concern that my weight has gone down a bit more during our current period of lock-down. Though I’m pretty sure this is due to doubling my customary...

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Heat and the People Inside

Heat and the People Inside

Record high heat- -that’s the word on the last few days of July here in Walla Walla, WA and it looks like it will carry well into August. The cats and I are feeling sluggish, especially between the hours of 10 AM and 6 (or 7 or 8 or 9) PM when the heat is most...

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Boys and Girls and the People Inside

Boys and Girls and the People Inside

Sometimes it’s hard to get away from the present, especially this ever-present “present” of the COVID-19 pandemic, high unemployment, a struggling economy and the brutal federal response to largely peaceful civil rights protests. But I’m determined to get away from...

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Common Ground with the People Inside

Common Ground with the People Inside

Keeping up with two inner selves is not as easy as it looks! Think about it. Here I am, sixty, and in constant dialogue with a fourteen-year-old and a nine-year-old. The fortunate part is, they are both me. Provided I get my chronology of life events right, it is...

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Adapting with Joy and the People Inside

Adapting with Joy and the People Inside

One of the activities I’ve taken on to preserve my sanity during the pandemic is online, on demand core power yoga.  Dozens of classes with different formats based on skill level and class length are offered for less than $20/month. Two months in I still self-isolate...

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