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The Beeswax on My Mastectomy

I suppose not everybody celebrates the anniversary of their mastectomy. We all have to deal with getting dealt shitty hands like cancer or ALS or breaking a foot or being broken up with… (Pain is pain. 1,851 more words

Breast Cancer

Ojai Writing

Something I wrote for Ojai’s contest, it had to be exactly 75 words.

I didn’t win, but got asked to do a reading!



Tom saw the way his wife Dina looked at Giles Shumaker during their 20-year class reunion. 61 more words


In honor of B.K.S. Iyengar–Yoga photos from 1976

Updated 2 seconds ago · Taken at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI)

Obituary B.K.S. Iyengar, December 14, 1918–August 19, 2014

These photographs were given to me by a friend, Francis McCann, who came to Ojai many years ago to attend the annual talks by the renowned philosopher and spiritual teacher… 304 more words

Yoga Writing Memoir

Matilija Hot Springs Adventure

SPOILER ALERT: I went on an adventure. Everyone’s safe. No major injuries. Please don’t worry. I mean, I know you’ll worry anyways but I promise us youngsters are capable of surviving rough nature stuff. 1,522 more words


New Small Californian town: Morro Bay

My family seems to be attracted to small towns no matter where we go, perhaps because we’re from a Midwestern college town in Champaign, Illinois.  We’ve visited two small Californian towns twice each already, and we just tried out another town: Morro Bay. 171 more words


The Russians are Coming

First of all, don’t panic.  I will need your full attention so please close all other browsers windows.

I am here to get you through this, all is not lost.   374 more words