Chattering Mind
July 2006 Archives

Guns are on my mind these days…And my chattering mind is so full of contradictions. Here’s the thing: The twelve-year-old Chattering I blogged about yesterday is much more interested in soldiers than he is in girls. He’s a big reader […]

Mr. Chattering is reading the collected letters of Thomas Jefferson, and he recently sent me this endearing (slightly odd) passage: “…Give about two [hours] every day to exercise; for health must not be sacrificed to learning. A strong body makes […]

“There’s no such thing as life without bloodshed. I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are […]

I’m back in the wilds of Western Massachusetts, getting healed by the air, the sounds, the lake swims, and the thrilling farmer’s markets. At seven this morning, our dog Chester and I left the house in the woods and walked […]

The purchase of a family iPod seems to have accelerated the sweet Chattering boys’ interest in popular music. One song they particularly adore is a hit called “Just the Girl” by The Click Five. Here are the lyrics: She’s cold […]

There’s a delightful, though pricey, Whole-Foods-and-more in Great Barrington called Guido’s, and I could set up shop there for a month and blog about all the goodies. Two things new to me this week: a gluten-free spice cake/carrot cake mix […]

Also, in yoga class, the teacher played this helpful audio tape that musically assists you in counting meditative breaths. Inhale six, hold three, exhale twelve is a good pace. Says the website: “Consistent, even measures allow the body itself to […]

Hard as he looked, Dr. Gastro found no ulcer. Just some inflammation of the stomach lining and lower esophogas. I’m supposed to call him on Wednesday to find out what’s next. Because blood tests show I have antibodies to the […]

Went to Berkshire Mountain Yoga Studio for morning class yesterday, and the teacher read this lovely passage from B.K.S. Iyengar’s book “Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom:” “We begin at the level of […]

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