People think up crazy ideas—I use the word crazy loosely to refer to those creative streaks that bound right into the horizon without a bit of thought about the bottom line or the next month’s rent. They streak across our minds-shooting occasionally across our consciousness, cousins to those dreams we almost remember. And then some of us DO them. Thanks Melissa Delzio and your patient husband for DOING Our Portland Story (2010) and now revealing Our Portland Story, Volume 2. (Melissa did have the braggadocio-cum-insight to call the 2010 volume, Volume One. Both Volumes are edited by Sarah Koch, and mustn’t that be a big job.)
Volume one is a compilation of 77 authors writing some kernel of our Portland and enhanced—sometimes transformed— by 68 designers setting and illustrating the writings. Volume 2 matches 77 authors to 77 designers. Volume 1 includes my poem Portland, illustrated by Jacqueline Bos. This was an ode to the city that kept putting me back on my feet, reminding me to breathe into the journey when the tidal waves were knocking me over. Volume 2 includes A Winter Walk, designed and illustrated by Emily Oliva about the compulsion we all feel to go outside when the December sun makes a rare appearance. This year we were lucky. But we all know what can happen.
The amazing Asian adventure is still there as are the character development pieces running up to Ephemory’s premiere production (November 2012) and The Remodel Blog.(Summer 2010.) And remember–chocolate always fits.
Forget about saving it up or layering it with requirements. Let the sacred strip limitations away, let it remind us of our limitlessness.
Yes, I’m a woman of sensible, terribly sensible shoes. I still own lots of them. After a ten-pair purge I’m down to just over thirty…pair. I buy shoes prophylactically, restoratively, because they are there and occasionally even because I need them. But No, I never had Go-Go boots. Did you?
Today is a new day–no assumptions. Your right side may behave differently from your left, differently from how it behaved earlier this week, how it will behave tomorrow. Be with it, note it, appreciate it, breathe through it, into it, out of it. These are essential notions and instructions of Yoga and pretty good instructions [...]
Orders and legions of never-written mandates governed what dress to wear, who to greet and how—as we were poked and prodded by grudges, shoves and insinuations.
to my body. That’s how I’ve come to see my practice. I’ve recently entered my 4th year of this great yoga journey. During our recent snowpocolypse, I unrolled my mat in my living room and found my slightly different rhythms at home from my usual classes and favorite guides, as I did during my 4 [...]