Monthly Archives: October 2013

The great obscurian novel

I just got this email from Word Press: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/nanowrimo-2013/ I skimmed it as I usually do with their posts, just to find out if it was anything earth-shattering. Have you seen this? It invites us to spend November writing the great American, or whatever, novel.  The challenge is to write every day and make it […]

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Habitus corpus

There are a lot of reasons to avoid developing some habits, but I think there is a place for establishing routines or conventions that confer greater peace of mind. In fact, I love creating (flexible) structure in my life. So, in the interest of describing rather than prescribing … Most of us have far more […]

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No one’s afraid of Virginia’s wolf

Two things happened simultaneously this weekend.  I listened to the reports (and read them in the NYT) of Europeans who are now worried about what is happening in the US, given a barrage of frightening warnings that have been leaked to the world insidiously for months.  On the heels of that recognition, I had a […]

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Mad about maple

My favorite flavors are butterscotch, caramel, molasses and maple, in that order.  While we likely have an abundant supply of the first three, which are all based on sugar cane, a warm climate crop, maple, from the sugar maple, is rapidly becoming a scarce and precious commodity (one more casualty of global warming). As a […]

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hAvatar will e-travel

We were so exhausted Sunday night that we just collapsed in front of the TV, flipping the channels for something mindless yet not insipid. All the stuff I had DVRd was just too heavy.  Then I realized I had a Bill Moyer’s episode taping, so we watched that. There was a long segment with Richard […]

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