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LIFE, UNWOUND: GO PATS!

LIFE, UNWOUND: GO PATS!

It was that season. The crisp Maine air chilled faces that fall I traveled to Puerto Morelos, leaves crunched underfoot at home. In October I flew to the Yucatan Peninsula for a writing retreat with women I called “my writing tribe.” We stretched in yoga at dawn with other sunrise-watchers. Then Maria, a local chef,… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: Is your life stale?

LIFE, UNWOUND: Is your life stale?

Visiting us, our son, a chef, searched our fridge for “a little something.” He flashed me a horrified look and insisted, “Com’ere. Look at this.” “What?” I asked. “Mom, how old is this tomato-bean casserole-y thing?” “We had that chili two days ago.” He spooned out a mouthful. “Not very spicy. Did you season it?” … Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: What are your hungers?

LIFE, UNWOUND: What are your hungers?

Grocery shopping, I spotted a box labeled, “Entertaining Crackers.” I chuckled, “I’ve never found crackers to be entertaining.”   The sign leading to another aisle read, “Functional water.” I laughed, ”Isn’t all water functional?”  I wondered about how we market food, advertisers desperate for sales, to entice, as if a buyer might say, “These crackers will… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: LIVING IN QUESTIONS

LIFE, UNWOUND: LIVING IN QUESTIONS

Do you ever wake up empty?  I mean, do you first think versions of hollow questions like “what’s for breakfast?” or “Do I look fat in that shirt?” You know, questions that trigger, “ugh, another day, blah.”  Me too. “Ugh” questions don’t nudge us out of bed like poet Mary Oliver’s, ”What is it you plan… Continue Reading

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