(San Jacinto)Mountain Pose

Despite being fully vaccinated, I’m still reluctant to go back to my favorite yoga studio. I like my yoga HOT and can’t imagine enjoying a challenging 75 minute class while wearing a mask. It simply doesn’t appeal to me and I’ve been reasonably satisfied practicing at home. The Hot Yoga Spot offers what I think … Continue reading (San Jacinto)Mountain Pose

Hot, but not bothered

Recently, I flew for the first time in nearly 16 months. As someone who is fortunate enough to usually to travel a couple of times a year, including by air, I’ve really missed the excitement of packing my bag and getting away. As is my habit, I prepared for my trip by writing (on paper!) … Continue reading Hot, but not bothered

Fear of flying

On Friday, I had a washing-hands-in-the-bathroom conversation with a colleague about the upcoming spring holiday break. I mentioned being hungry for travel and she asked “aren’t you afraid to fly?”My immediate thought was “no, of course not.” I’ve come to think, though, that my quick response wasn’t completely accurate because I am afraid to fly … Continue reading Fear of flying

(The) freedom of obligation

Wow, January! You were really something. During your calendar page time, I made my way home from California, spent an evening with friends in New Paltz and had a quick getaway to Miami Beach. There were numerous runs, some yoga, lots of golf course walks with Jeter and the first ski of the season. It … Continue reading (The) freedom of obligation

Going back to Cali

Do I look like a desert girl to you? I said desert, not dessert, folks… As a fair skinned, half Irish person, I never imagined that I would be so captivated by the desert, specifically Palm Springs, but I absolutely love it there. There’s something about the dry heat, spectacular mountains and clear, cool nights … Continue reading Going back to Cali

Getting run over by The 57 Bus

Many of the books I read are written for young adults. These include lots of realistic fiction, some fantasy and adventure titles, as well as the occasional nonfiction title. A new box of books arrived the other day in my library - something which still excites even after more than two decades on the job, … Continue reading Getting run over by The 57 Bus

45 of the most memorable moments of my 45th year

In the spirit of life being comprised of moments and not years, I offer 45 special moments in time which I was blessed enough to enjoy in my 45th year... 1. Memorial Day Girls' weekend in Albany. 2. NYC with Liam - from the Met to running in the dark to Brooklyn from the Lower … Continue reading 45 of the most memorable moments of my 45th year