How Cleaning Got Me Jury Duty

Every once in a while life gives a pleasant surprise. I was cleaning my desk. I rarely get to the bottom, but I was looking for a specific piece of paper. The desk was unhappy, overwhelmed by the way-too-early holiday ads I usually send to “recycle.” This...
There Are No Bus Monitors in Costa Rica

There Are No Bus Monitors in Costa Rica

“Go ahead, call a regular cab…We’ll reimburse you,” said the wedding coordinator. We didn’t mean to wake her at 5AM, but the card said, “For travel emergencies, call…” After a week in beautiful Costa Rica, two of us had...

The Toughest Break

Took a break from my pile of work for a run on a lovely day. Took a break from my run on a lovely day to introduce myself to a delightful neighbor down the road. Took a break from my delightful neighbor conversation to watch a hunter drag a dead deer out across the...

Yoga: Tying the Body in Knots

I’m on yoga retreat, contemplating the meaning of life, but I keep thinking I should get ready for the school year. Pause. I promised I would not do schoolwork this weekend, no matter that I got my schedule really late or that in a few short days I’m going...