On Being Human

and other ruminations of the rambling sort


Seattle, Washington, USA
September 04
Mama, thinker, talker, singer, poker, prodder, snuggler, dancer, walker, lover, human.


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FEBRUARY 22, 2011 1:35PM

Respect for a Child's Wisdom

The past few days have brought me a lot of conversation about children and how we--as parents and as a society--suppress what they know; what their innate bodily wisdom tells them.

First, it was Linda Seccaspina's touching post about the difference between rape and assault (and why it… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2011 7:11PM

Sharing Food

I denied a hungry man food the other day and I don't like what that says about me.

There's this Indian curry joint near my workplace that I'd been meaning to try for months, but never had; then one day a friend suggested we meet there for lunch and I was… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 16, 2011 4:41PM

The Lost Art of Peripheral Vision

I consider myself a professional pedestrian.

My mother was a fast walker and I spent my childhood trying to match her seemingly effortless, long strides as we powered around our neighborhood. Once I hit my final height of 6'0" I found that I, too, was a fast walker;… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2011 7:22PM

Spiritual Contractions

I'm a changed person: now a woman, no longer a maiden, as my doula says. But what does it wholly mean and how will I now be with myself? I'm so sensitive to the pain, beauty, struggle, love, and turmoil around me and in the world that I feel like… Read full post »