Happy Winter Solstice, Southern Hemisphere folks! And Summer Solstice to those of you up North. Man, how tough is it to get outside in the winter weather? Back when I chose my Two Words for 2012, I was feeling desperate for more time outdoors. ‘Stillness’, to me, means time in nature. Good news. I’ve done [...]
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The shaky, shaky global economy is looming large in the collective consciousness, and I am sure that you, like me, are feeling the pinch a little, or maybe a lot. I am going to say this is a post about green issues, and recycling, and ways to consume less. It is. But it is also [...]
Here is part of the Dictionary.com definition of recover: re·cov·er [ri-kuhv-er] –verb (used with object) 1. to get back or regain (something lost or taken away): to recover a stolen watch. 2. to make up for or make good (loss, damage, etc., to oneself). 3. to regain the strength, composure, balance, or the like, of [...]
I am tired of posting about my ailments! We may come back to them, we may not (and won’t everyone be relieved if we don’t?) To enliven things around here, I have an interesting post originally published at Textiles and Bicycles, by the lovely Monica Bansal. She is a knitter, sewer, Iyengar yoga practitioner, and [...]
I am not given to coach touring: I tried it in my twenties, and I think I am neither young nor old enough to find it enjoyable. I found that all the destinations, in-between places and toilet stops merged into a homogeneous mass. Nonetheless, I have just spent the last week on a frantically-paced road [...]
On Wednesday, we left home at 6.30 in the morning, and, after thirteen and a half hours of waiting for airplanes, flying, and waiting in airport queues, we arrived in Abu Dhabi at nine pm their time. We were tiiiired, and we had a 14 hour wait beforethe flight to Mumbai. It promised to be [...]
People keep asking me when I will be getting to the ashram. I keep telling them that I am not going to an ashram, but rather a yoga school. Why is it that all yoga learning seems to be associated with ashrams? Why, you ask, am I not going to an ashram? Well, the short [...]
Three posts in a day, what can I say. If you have time, please click on this link to have your say about animal cruelty. Maybe if we start to to treat animals nicely, we will do the same with people. We can only hope.
Last night, it snowed in Johannesburg for the first time in 26 years. There is a whole generation of people who weren’t born then.The time before that was 1964, I am told.So much for unseasonably warm winter! These pics are of my parents’ garden(Mom I hope you don’t mind, since I didn’t ask permission to [...]
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