Tag Archives: My life

Becoming a gardener. I have been measuring time in confinement by the flowers I have not been able to pick.

Recovery from my partial knee replacement surgery has been both easier and harder than I anticipated. The surgeon had told my husband that we should “Wait until week three!” Near the end of the second week, without thinking I stood up and walked without my crutch. Suddenly realizing where I was and what I had […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. You would think I would know that I couldn’t just let things happen.

Since I got my Fitbit in December, my life has drastically changed. Some things have been coincidental, some have been directly caused by the device. For instance, I had decided that I need to move more often when I am at home and working at my computer for the major part of the day. Fitbit merely […]

Becoming Irrationally Self-Sufficient. Let’s find a point on which we can all agree.

This has been another horrendous few weeks for those of us engaged in human rights activism. I believe that we all have a right to life, and a right to protect that life and the lives of those around us. In order to protect our lives, we must be allowed the means to do so. If […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. We need educated eyes to assess our movements.

Good ski instructors spend a lot of time learning Movement Analysis. Before we can make reasonable changes in a person’s skiing, we have to understand what they are doing. We watch what is happening between the skis and the snow, how the skier’s body is moving, and make an assessment of what they are doing. […]

Becoming genie. Out of My Zone.

I left Maine a little after 5am, yesterday, walking across a few inches of snow in about 18 degrees F. At 230pm I was outside the terminal in San Diego shedding layer upon layer in the 75 degree sunshine. I had been up long past midnight attempting to complete as many last-minute tasks as possible […]

Becoming genie. Not That Resolute.

It is January 4. I have not written a single Resolution, not even in an article about the Resolution Committee at September’s Gun Rights Policy Conference. This is highly unusual because I am a List Person. I have lists of everything. A few years ago I learned a very good motivational tool, calling one’s ‘ToDo’ List […]