Friday, November 30, 2007


It's been a non stop month. There has been so much change on the personal front its hard to get a grip on all of it. There's been so much to do at work I feel I'll never get a grip on it. I won't bore you with the details but a couple of highlights have been an addition to the family (hint, see above) and a new kitchen! I'm taking it all in one day at a time. On another happy front I spent a part of the thanksgiving break working through a sequence for teaching and ended with an incredibly great class! Work, life, mayhem, unexpected events all rolling in every day. Not a lot of time these days, but a lot happening!
Be Happy, love your life, embrace the change.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday's Feast

What was your first “real” job?
In High School I worked in a restaurant. My first professional job was in New York city, very different, a loooong time ago.

Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Depends, a walk in the woods, a yoga workshop, spending time doing something I love to do always gets the imagination flowing.

Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
I am caught unprepared and disorganized.

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
To always try even if you failed. The attempt is far more valuable than the outcome.

Dessert Name
3 fads from your teenage years.
China flats, jeans made into skirts, different colored hair.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Celebration of Life

Today is a special day for me. November 13th is my best friends birthday and the day Cisco and I celebrate our anniversary. This one little day has brought me lifetimes of love. I love you both more than words can say. So many happy years, so much love. Thank God you were both born and came into my life.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Coming Back to Source...Again

In everyone's body passions and
strong emotions arise. Passions
are emotions of intensely flowing
life energy. Yogis know how to derive
benefit from passions
through the techniques of yoga.
- Swami Kripalu

Book Review

The “Sorting Hat” of Harry Potter fame appeared on campus today. When worn, the hat proclaims in which dormitories the wearer should live. The hat was accompanied by directions for use and a message from “Professor Dumbledore” hailing the administration’s new assignment method. Credit: NATHAN COLLINS -- THE TECH

Well I've done it, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowlings. I'm going to miss all these crazy kids from Hogwarts and their trials and tribulations. It was a good read and I found myself like many before, quite sad at times as it all seemed to be coming to an end too quickly. Over the years I've become fond of my Fall read into the world of Hogwarts. I seem to read the new Rowlings book in the change of seasons as the weather grows colder. Many a blistery Autumn night over the years I've snuggled deep in a new adventure with Harry and friends. The Deathly Hallows although immensely enjoyable was filled with endless battle scenes and many beloved characters dying with each new chapter. This was not a children's book unless you could categorize it under horror. The ending left the reader in no doubt that this was the last book Rowlings would ever write about Harry Potter.
This series is part of a generation, a classic for years to come. In a world filled with techno everything where few young students take an interest in anything they can't turn on first, these books stirred something infusing a new generation with a love of reading.
Thank you J.K. Rowlings, God Bless and Good Night.......

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday's Feast

Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
In the heat of the Summer, maybe a cold water. Sometimes a little bag of candy. On a dark cold winter day a latte with a little dark chocolate. Miss. S and the Man don't really munch our way through the movies too often.

What year did you start using the Internet?
Sometime around 1992-1993.

What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)
Issway Say.

Main Course
Name something you are picky about.
I am picky about washing my hands, having others wash there's, using Kleenex when you need to and not getting near me when your sick. I really don't like getting sick because somebody was careless and spread their germs to me and everybody else because they knew they were the most important person on the planet and the world would just collapse if they didn't show up with their runny nose and horrible disposition and trudge through the workday!

Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.
I took a hatha yoga class yesterday and I will take a vinyasa yoga class today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Boot Camp

Over the weekend I discovered Baron Baptiste himself would be teaching some classes this week. Yesterday I excitedly packed my yoga bag and headed off to an early evening class. Knowing it would be a a zoo, I got there 45 minutes early. The line was already halfway to the door. Finally we all trotted in, squeezed together like a can of sardines and we were off to the wild woolly world of boot camp yoga. Less than halfway through the class a couple of people got up to leave. Halfway through the class I myself wanted to leave or at least have an out of body experience so I would not have to feel the intensity of this practice. Three quarters of the way through I wanted my heart to stop pounding, prayed for breath and somebody to open the door which leads out to the street so I could escape. Close to the end I was having not very kind thoughts about Baron Baptiste. I had just about reached my limit and found even savasana difficult when a funny thing happened during mediation. I had a down and out fight with my brain and told it to shut the fuck up! This was immediately followed by release of resentment and letting go of old acid feelings. What was that all about? I staggered out of the class and journeyed home, took to aspirin and went to bed. You know... I woke up this morning an hour early, feeling rested and and ready to begin life again. Thanks for the class Baron. Namaste!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Friday's Feast

How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season?
This year is going to be huge with big family reunions so my pocket book will take a hit. These are my feelings about the upcoming season. I could have a tremendous unexpected expense where I could really incur debt, headache and stress, instead I have an exceptional holiday season blessed with lots of love ones. I am fortunate beyond measure

What was the last television show you watched, and was it good?
I saw a documentary on Edgar Casey, fascinating.

If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose?
I'd keep them as they are, mauve with Ivory trim. The art blends in nicely this way.

Main Course
Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn’t yet.
Are you kidding me! How about snap my fingers and all my work is done. A quick blink of the eye and I'm out of commuter traffic. A nice little applause and money falls from trees. Clever no?

List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season.
A facial at Stone Spa, a Coach bag big enough I can use it for work, a holiday in Montreal.