Last month I tried meditating. The kind where you sit in a quiet place and repeat a mantra. It didn’t go so well. Maybe I was a little too desperate for it to work, or maybe it was because my brain likes to tell stories and refute mantras in quiet moments. Either way it was kind of like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach while watching and waiting for a pot of water to boil. I… Read more »

  Is it spring yet? Okay, maybe not. But after historically cold temperatures for the last two weeks here in central Virginia (and six and 1/3 snow days that shut down the city cancelled school), I got a tad excited when I saw the ice melting on the ponds at Byrd Park.       Pond gulls (probably not their scientific name)     …the stuff I brought home on my shoes.      Or, if there are TONS of… Read more »