Author Archives: jyourist

Gam Cho is in the house

I spent four hours at King Spa yesterday with a good friend. In the hot whirlpool, a staff member told us to use our “spa voices.” We were having way too much fun catching up, telling stories. Way too loudly apparently. … Continue reading

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Ebola!!!

Created by Jack Ohman for the Sacramento Bee.

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“Oh no I got distracted by drawing lines on my hand.”

A student has been sharing with me the peripheral entries in her journal/notebook after class on most days. Today, and with great pride, she showed me her entry in her journal and then the actual hand it was based on … Continue reading

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Sonnet 73: “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the … Continue reading

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The hardest qigong and t’ai chi posture

There’s a woman in my qigong and t’ai chi class who usually drives me crazy. Every time she comes into the class she goes straight to the temperature control to make sure the room is warm enough for her which is way … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson: Full Body Education

     —————————————————-(illustrated by Gavin Aung Than 2014)  

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Wedge of Dawn

A wedge of dawn this morning as I worked my way south to work. Up late preparing for class and grading papers. Up early to get to school before traffic on Lake Shore Drive gets too solid and clogged and … Continue reading

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