Monthly Archives: July 2010

I’m Back at Work

I’ve been back at work for two days, well, really a day and a half.  I’m just there to orient the new person to my old job.  It’s easy work, since she requests frequent breaks from my “fire hose approach … Continue reading

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Feeling stress

Despite the high I felt after this week’s successful ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation class and the fun I had laughing and talking with friends, connecting with an amiga who is a Spanish teacher willing to help me keep … Continue reading

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Slightly Overdressed

I remembered to attend the Bollywood dance workout class last night.  Bollywood dances are the energetic and colorful dances performed by casts of hundreds that we see in popular Hindi-language movies that U.S. distributors deign to bring here.  If you … Continue reading

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Once a Year Tradition

Once a year I do my part — quite a small part when you consider the volunteer power and time it takes to put on this event — for the Japanese cultural and religious festival, Bon Odori.   Somehow the celebration, particularly … Continue reading

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Retirement+Yoga=lower BP

The lowest blood pressure reading of my adult life occured this morning at the doctor’s office, immediately following my yoga class:  116/50.  I never knew one could be alive with numbers like this, but the fact that I am able to input … Continue reading

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Finished a Book

I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest this week, one of a trilogy of books written by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, the others being The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Girl Who Played With Fire.  According … Continue reading

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Small Tugs

I’ve gotten a few phone calls from the office this week.   Yesterday I had lunch with my former boss.  I felt a  few small tugs, not much more.  Maybe when fall arrives, the sun disappears, and I’m not enjoying … Continue reading

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What time is it?

When you start living without a calendar or a watch, you start to lose track of days and hours.  This can be a good thing if it means you are living a more free-flowing life, but a big obstacle if … Continue reading

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Getting Physical cont…

The second phase of my exercise campaign is simply walking, but walking less consciously as a workout strategy and more as a way of taking care of business.  Not that I don’t seek the health benefits of walking and I do walk … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening

Sunday evening.  No different from any other night.  Says it all.

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