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...
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...
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...
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...
Handing the Reins to the People Inside

Handing the Reins to the People Inside

This Wednesday, I was going down the rabbit hole. We all have days like that, when the world seems too grim, too colorless, too much. We become inert as we fall, making it all the more difficult to throw our arms and legs wide, brace our feet and hands on the sides of...
Milestone and the People Inside

Milestone and the People Inside

On Tuesday this week I reached a milestone: 18 months since Bruce’s passing.   It was a different experience than last year when the loss was so fresh. Looking back at my journal for that day, I recalled so many sensory details, the small events that made up the...

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