Category Archives: Me and My Monkey

Meditation is Bullshit 

I don’t want to be still. Stillness is bullshit.  Clearing my head? Emptying my mind? Being present in the moment?  Total bullshit. To be present in this moment, in the nowness of this very moment, I would have to be … Continue reading

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Got a Pebble in My Shoe

I got the biopsy results today. The thing in my breast is the mother-fuckin-goddamned-bullshit cancer.   The doctor said it’s ‘not the scary kind though’. Oh, all righty then.  Not the scary kind. But it’s still the mother-fuckin-goddamned-bullshit kind.  As … Continue reading

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Worry, Worry, Super Scurry

I haven’t been worrying, but I’ve been thinking a lot about worry.  A few weeks ago, something happened in the world, I don’t remember exactly what it was, but it was terrible.  Someone posted about it on Facebook, and someone … Continue reading

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Roadblocks and Detours and Trains, (oh my)

      If I ever start to think that I am an enlightened being, a “15 minute” drive in New Jersey will set me straight. The yoga studio is only six miles from my house. 15 minutes. But they are … Continue reading

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The Space Between

“It is the silence between the notes that makes the music”. This might be a Zen proverb. Or Claude Debussy may have said it. Or both. In any event, the point is, the bits of silence are what allow us … Continue reading

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The Gateway Myth

That’s it!  I’m convinced that the doorway to adulthood is guarded by the Tooth Fairy.  I reluctantly watched as Maggie crossed that bittersweet threshold a while back.  Apparently, today was the day for Shannon to peak through the door. I … Continue reading

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The Rules of Engagement

Sometimes I spend an entire yoga class just waiting and wishing to get to savasana.  Corpse Pose.   When I can lie on my back, still and silent, with my mind mostly empty, for complete and total relaxation. I move … Continue reading

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