Remembering my grandparents

I remember my grandmother holding me up to see a cat with new kittens in a dead tree stump that must have been 4.5 feet tall. Because of the shape of the house, I had to have been <4 years old. A renovation took out the porch every one else was sitting on. I remember…

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We went to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University today. Ostensibly, it was to see this installation, entitled Precarity, by John Akomfrah. But, of course, we saw everything else while we were there, too. It is based on the life of "Charles 'Buddy' Bolden, the first person known to have explored the sonic…

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My dad told me, once, that if you believe what the Nazarene taught, you are a Xian. Church doctrine isn't what determines that. I found some comfort in that, at the time, because peeling that label off was hard. I grew up believing that God loved me and that Jesus did, too. It was hard…

Along the Carroll Park Canal

There is a Linear Park in Frederick, Maryland with a canal running through it.   There is a bridge over it that has been completely transformed by trompe l'oeil  stones, insets and a duck. She was looking for koi and didn't see the duck until we pointed it out to her because it is flat.  She…

Portrait of a marriage

This is gorgeous, rich, lovely mousse. It is made from avocados and organic cocoa. You know. Healthy stuff. 🙂 One of us skims from the top, slivers, slices, layer by layer. And the plastic protector is stretched across the top without risking the loss of any of the tasty, tasty treat. The other one eats…

Yoga philosophy

Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga Yamas (Restraints) - Ahimsa (non-harming) - Satya (non-lying) - Asteya (non-stealing) - Brahmacharya (of Brahma) - Aparigraha (non-hoarding) Niyamas (Observances) - Soucha (cleanliness) - Santosha (contentment) - Tapas (zeal for yoga) - Svadyaya (self-study) - Ishvarapranidhana (surrender) Asana (pose) Pranayama (breath) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (intense focus) Dhyana…

My dad died

I believe in the Big Bang and I believe it is the breath of God and it is God. Exhale creation, inhale entropy. And it is all Now. That part of the Now that forms into Ingram is part of Us before we are born and part of Us when we separate out of the…