not funny

Saturday.  I was up and out unusually early to make a 9am vigil visit with an imminently dying patient at the nursing home.   By 9:55am, I was on a bus sitting in a single window seat heading home.  The patient passed peacefully while I sat at her side and the sound and vibrations of […]

hand over hand

Hand over hand……. Hands have always fascinated me as being a source of a person’s self expression and energetic power and so, as a means of avoiding eye contact with anyone on the late night train, my eyes were drawn to his hands. He was sitting across from me at midnight on the 1 train […]

the “greed of humanity”?

Lately I’ve come across a few videos that were “scripted” with the intention of pointing up the chinks in human nature. The most recent was a scripted video depicting the year long arc of an abusive relationship.   It seemed to be thoughtfully produced and had validity as, perhaps, a public service announcement.  The video […]

tv or not tv

Today CBS programming is gone from my cable line up.  Whether this is temporary or permanent is a mystery for now.  And, while that fact does nothing to alter the quality of my life, there are some flakes that have stirred in the snowglobe. As I hear the thoughts in my head, it seems I’m […]

Winning the lottery?

Having a car in NYC means dealing with alternate side of the street parking.  Oh, yeah … In my neighborhood we do the alt side dance and, if you find the groove, it’s actually not too annoying.  It simply is part of my schedule for the day, three days a week.  Just for reference, I […]

Solstice

6.21.13 Solstice. The longest day of the year; beginning of the season of abundance and enLIGHTenment. School’s out, time for spaciousness. Holiday. Sun on your face, breeze in your hair, water on your skin, sand between your toes, blankets in the grass, rockin’ the sundresses and shorts, sweatin’ cats and dogs. Cats laying around, stretched […]

One More Once

Father’s Day, 2013.  Dad’s been gone for 10 years but I still feel the hole in my heart.  What keeps me going when days are rough is the sound of the mourning dove, a bird whose call he could perfectly mimic by cupping his hands and whistling through his thumbs.  The mourning dove isn’t always […]

Six and a half avenue …

Looking forward to Yin Yoga Flow with Eileen at Devotion’s Urban Sanctuary, I made my way on foot to the PATH station at Herald Square.  It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon and I was running a little later than I wanted to but still had ample time to get to Hoboken.  On the bonus side, […]

Worth the wait?

Waiting is a part of life.  Sometimes waiting is forced on us and other times we choose to wait.   And when I’m waiting, sometimes I wonder, “Is there anything that’s worth waiting for?  Anything that’s worth putting other things on hold for?”  There are a number of deep thoughts behind the waiting thing but […]

Love & Awe

Once upon a time, back in the days of being forced to attend dreadful faculty meetings and workshops, I heard a wonderful speech.  The woman delivering it was a superintendent, one of two with whom I’d had close contact and for whom I had deep respect.  The kernel of her speech was that life wasn’t […]