Category Archives: mindfulness

the right to an eternity

For the past 24 hours, with a short period of sleep inserted, I have worked like crazy to grade and get back my 37 page Constitution test to the students. It was a commitment I made to them to get … Continue reading

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How my Prius C continually teaches me mindfulness

Sometimes when I show up at work, I have no memory of how I got there. It’s a 20 mile drive and sometimes I am surprised, as I grab my briefcase from the trunk of the car, that I have … Continue reading

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Maybe the island is enough

Bedroom finished (well, almost).  The walls are painted. Sitting space in the bedroom formalized. A new rug on the floor. New light plates. Overhead fan dusted. File cabinets emptied and cabinet removed. Lots of trash thrown away– old bills; old notes … Continue reading

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Stroke of Insight

Last weekend JB went to visit a good friend of his in Indiana and met Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, who was working with his friend, Joe Lamantia, to create a large, uber life-sized model of the brain, which will be used to … Continue reading

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No respite from mindfulness

So I’m not really sure what happened. I had just pulled into a parking space on the street when a car pulled up alongside me. Inside the dark, large, relatively new car was an elegantly coiffed and well-dressed older woman, … Continue reading

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