Tag Archives: life humor

gorgeous people everywhere, #1

There’s a woman who works at our post office downtown. She’s tall, strong looking, blonde/grey, and has a good, big mouth and therefore a good, big smile. She’s missing at least one part of one finger. You probably know her. … Continue reading

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On kids and their instincts

My dog and i were out for a walk the other morning on trails behind our house. To set a relevant context, I’ll tell you that dogs run free on those trails and that my dog, though poorly trained and … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

I was at a funeral on the weekend. A very charming, intelligent friend of my lovely man took off the tight shoe sometime last week after a full 82 years. Here’s what whacked me: His body was there. It’s been … Continue reading

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New Thwack, Same Love

So my lovely man has this malignant tumour in his eye, and after waiting long enough that we could have grown a very slow vegetable garden, we’re leaving for Toronto this morning so that he can have his eye removed. … Continue reading

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Trust Sandwich

My son is in his first year at The National Theatre School, which he sometimes calls The National Becoming A Human School.  One of the roughly 14,500 things he loves about school (only a few of which we covered during … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

I’ve just celebrated my one year anniversary with yoga. My classes at the studio began last October, and last December I started practicing at home so that I might not continue to die after every class.Neither the beginner’s crazy enthusiasm… Continue reading

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And When The Idea of Joy is Just Depressing?

On our cynical days, we say, oh please, you think joy is possible, or effective, or realistic? And i say, yes, it’s all three. But if it isn’t within reach today, if the idea of joy is depressing, try one … Continue reading

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Are You Looking at Me?

Eye contact is a funny thing.  I’ve just returned from a meditation camp during which we spent hours and hours staring into each others’ eyes.  It was strange and tense to begin with, but delicious and strangely satisfying before long. … Continue reading

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Ed

A man named Ed comes to my clinic every second Wednesday. He arrives 40 minutes before my afternoon hours begin. When I ask him why he arrives so early, he says he can’t keep himself away from me. Ed is … Continue reading

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Walking the Plank of Change

A few posts ago, i mentioned i’m ending my clinical practice of 20 years.  I told you i’d let you know how it was going. Well, here it is.  My last day in clinic is October 22nd….  There’s the update, … Continue reading

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