Month: January 2013

A Quick Word on Writing . . .

My intended post for tonight isn't quite ready yet.  Lunch hour flew by, yoga ran late, the kids stayed up past their bedtime.  Life happened.  So you'll have to wait until tomorrow for the post I planned.  In the meantime, I have this for you. Remember way back to my first post when I shared with … Continue reading A Quick Word on Writing . . .


The Great Picture Project

Every January I make a "to do" list for the year. Every year, I move one item from the previous year's list, to the next. May I present to you that one item: The Great Picture Project . . . Yep, that's my wedding picture on top, and somehow Pokemon cards ended up on the … Continue reading The Great Picture Project

Chopping the Branches of Avidya

My husband gave me a book for Christmas called, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T.K.V. Desikachar. I previously posted about my newfound love for yoga, and I wanted to share something I read that applies universally, whether or not you enjoy yoga practice. The following is from Chapter Two, "The Foundations of Yoga Practice."  Don't … Continue reading Chopping the Branches of Avidya

Pimp My Van, circa 1978

During my childhood years, my father loved to purchase big ticket, unexpected and unrequested items without my mother's approval. I think he liked to surprise us. Either that, or he was afraid Mom would nix his "great ideas" before he had a chance to execute his plans. For instance, the morning of one of my … Continue reading Pimp My Van, circa 1978

“Jariana” Madness

As I mentioned previously, I had a few hours to kill on New Year's Eve waiting for midnight. The family had conked out, so I sat on my couch with Ryan Seacrest in the background and played around on my iPad.  I checked email, browsed Amazon, and fired up the Kindle app hoping something I … Continue reading “Jariana” Madness

Times Square, Birthday Cake, and Party Poopers

Back in my twenties, New Year's Eve was my favorite holiday. I loved the idea of tossing out the old and ringing in the new while indulging in cocktails with my friends and strangers in loud, crowded places. I loved planning a fun evening out, overpaying for dinner, drinking and dancing, and spending New Year's … Continue reading Times Square, Birthday Cake, and Party Poopers