During the 300 hr teacher training at the Esalen Institute, Janet Stone gave us an overnight homework to write a poem or something about forgiveness. This came out.
In a forest clearing I am building a fire. In a clearing on my way through the dark forest. I will stay here a night, or a week, or perhaps longer.
I am chopping up the firewood Continue reading “A Fire in a Forest Clearing”
A couple of weeks ago, Amanda Palmer released a half an hour documentary called “Bride Tripping” on her Patreon page. Most of it is based on the footage taken with a hand held camera on a road trip in 1999.
About 7 and a half minutes into the movie, Continue reading “About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There”
At the beginning of my current sabbatical I wrote that I would ride trains to some of my destinations. I did.
When I went to the Grand Canyon several weeks ago, for the last leg of my journey, I took a Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon Village. Continue reading “Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings”
One of my favorite parts of yoga teacher training is finding gems in the treasure trove of assigned reading. Like this, presented abridged, section from the “Buddha Brain” by Rick Hanson: Continue reading “Fundamental Strategies”
This is a continuation of my previous post in which I list garments and footwear that I’d pack into a commuter backpack or on my person for a short trip, for instance, to Iceland. Why Iceland? Well, first, I just went there a few weeks ago and still remember; second, to make a point that it is possible to visit a somewhat cold place comfortably and pack lightly; third, Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2”