Favorite things, 2015 edition

On this week of Christmas, my most favorite things are a warm house with a pot of water boiling to keep humidity up and a job flexible enough to allow me to work from home when I have a cough that it best shared only within the confines of my house. Past that, though, I’m also…

Not my jam

I came to a realization this weekend, as Steve and I sipped some fantastic Belgian-style beer at tap room number two (Sidhe Brewing) on Saturday, bookending a surprisingly brief visit to Festival Palomino, in the middle of Saturday afternoon. The realization isn’t that I disliked any of the bands lined up at Canterbury Park. In fact, the set…

New Music in 2015

It may not be a good sign if, when a friend asks you if you’ve run into any great new music for your yoga classes, you are completely stumped. That said, my climbing buddy Josh did ask me this question right about when I was trying to prepare for teaching my very first Restorative Yoga…

better living through technology

“Aren’t you going to ask where the alarm clock went?” I had swapped our clock radio for my iPad. We used to sleep in a room partly illuminated by the nearly-nuclear green glow of a Sony clock radio. We used to awaken to the news on MPR. Now we sleep in a slightly darker room….

Manila, live

I do have more to say, and show, about our recent trip to SE Asia, but this pic says a lot, and will need to suffice until I whittle down my 650 or so photos to something easier to view and parse into a few blog posts for you. Last Thursday evening, our friends in…

A best run

Saturday had fully exhausted me: I was at a conference for part of it, managed to injure myself there, then went to a movie and grabbed a few groceries, and even later went out for a quick bite for dinner with Steve. I vowed to sit on the couch all day Sunday; I’d been meaning…

Springy, bouncy. Plus cake.

March was nuts; I have safely arrived in the month-o-birthday. Yay! My, that was one jam-packed month of … culture! Also, now that I craft the list of out-of-the-ordinary activities, there was some fulfillment of big-picture goals: spending time with family, enjoying some local arts, cooking for friends, etc. Check this out: 5-week knitting class: I’ve…