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On Visiting Ruthy Alon’s “Village”

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried.” – Book … Continue reading

Is My iPhone an Introvert, Too? What it Takes to Recharge

When I unexpectedly stayed overnight in Marin County, CA, not long ago, I relied heavily on my iPhone. Its mapping software helped me drive to Sebastopol and, the next day, to navigate to Point Reyes National Seashore. Without my car charger, I noticed the phone’s battery drained quickly during the day, similar to what happens to this introvert when I’m overextended, … Continue reading

Feldenkrais Functional Integration: Learning to Live Lightly

Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age. – Moshe Feldenkrais During my last Feldenkrais training segment, I had a Functional Integration (FI) lesson with Julie Casson Rubin, one of my new trainers. In an FI, the practitioner teaches the student new patterns of movement through touch and/or … Continue reading

A Tribute and a Request

In March, I wrote about the passing of Robyn Richey Piz, a fellow writer and co-founder of Salon Denver.  She and her friend Christy Bailey invited me and a dozen others to this monthly gathering of writers to share works in progress and inspire each other.  Some ‘salonistas’ who read that post had lovely things … Continue reading

And This Little Piggy Said “Weeee” All the Way Home

Not since my mother recited the “Little Piggy” rhyme and tickled my (then small) feet have I focused this much attention on my left pinky toe. At the moment, it’s not saying “weeee”. And, according to a senior Rolfing practitioner I consulted, it’s not saying much at all. Rolfing, unlike much of Western medicine, considers … Continue reading

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