Archive for April, 2012

Odyssey of the Body

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Getting sick is like taking a trip. Not a pleasure cruise. Quite the opposite. Nevertheless it can be an interesting experience, even educational, if you look at it the right way.

Fifty Months

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Dear Persephone, You are fifty months old today. To celebrate we counted to fifty together. The month got off to a rough start. You had a couple severe meltdowns while playing with friends. You’ve not had big issues with sharing before, so hopefully that was just a phase. We read A Little Princess by Frances […]

By the Light of the Moon

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

We gather by the side of the road on the edge of an urban forest. I know the others only because they are dressed like me, in white clothing. We talk amongst ourselves, getting to know each other. The signal comes at twilight, just as the sun is setting and everything is growing dark. We […]

With or Without Me

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The coolest thing about this year’s hike, from my personal perspective, is that I’ve had hardly anything to do with organizing the event. (Term limits, y’know.) Yet still it chugs along. That’s extremely gratifying. But there are other cool things: This year we’re reversing direction, hiking toward the river for a change, so people can […]

Mindfulness, Meditation

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Back in August when Persephone started school my morning routine changed severely. Instead of being responsible for bundling a toddler off to daycare, suddenly I was seeing wife and daughter on their way. I waved goodbye and then they were gone. And there I was, with the house to myself, and at least an hour […]