When I was 30 I had some very firm ideas about what I wanted to accomplish as an athlete. I had target times I was shooting for, ideal racing distances, and a humane training regimen that left adequate space for family and work commitments. By 36 the bulk of my athletic curiosity was satisfied. I… Continue reading Shifting the Baseline: Thoughts on Mature Fitness
I didn't do too many nutty comics during #Digiwrimo but this one is for everyone who participated at any level. Thx pic.twitter.com/rHRwn6PJkJ — KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) December 1, 2015 What I wanted to do here was display my new found bravery in the creative sphere and offer you a cool infographic or other excellently crafted… Continue reading My #DigiWriMo 2015
No kidding, this really is a post about make-up, as in cosmetics. One of the ironies of our existence is that even with the gift of vision, we cannot see our full selves without the aid of a mirror or other reflecting device. I say this because there is something unusual about me today. I… Continue reading Assorted Thoughts on Make-Up
Just at the end of a six month tenure with the official title of “Project Leader,” I am feeling a great deal of pride, relief, exhaustion and wonder. As part of a volunteer organization, I had the pleasure of leading a fantastic group of 8 professional women. In total we represented 8 different nationalities and… Continue reading Chief Enthusiasm Officer
How many times do you say that to yourself? “…and when this is done, then I’ll…” Oh, illusion! My list usually includes verbs like finish, clean, collect, store, organize, write, read, re-read, call, listen to, sit down with, and on and on. And in rare cases, some of these events actually come to pass. Like… Continue reading And when this is done…
While perusing my Twitter feed for info and inspiration I came across this post by Debbie Donsky: The Mantras of School Principals and Shaming Helicopter Parents. She talks about being a principal dealing with angry parents and how she consistently reminds herself that their behavior is coming from a place of love. That even as… Continue reading Who We Are Is Often What We Teach
Two essays this week caught me unawares and have left me restless in their wake. The first is “Yes, I Am An Angry Black Woman” by Stacey Patton, published in DAME magazine and the second is “Fitted” by Moira Weigel in The New Inquiry. While it is easier to guess the thrust of the first… Continue reading Woman. Black. Fit. Angry. (In)visible. All of the above.