Feb 26

On Asking for the Things We Need

I’m A Yoga Teacher And I Still Need Help In Class. [context] Once you’ve gone through your 200 hour yoga teacher training, your hardcore anatomy, paid your insurance and RYT fees, you sometimes begin to feel like you Should Know Stuff, that you should be in advanced classes, that your ability to demonstrate xyz poses […]

Sep 12


I’ve gotten a lot of officious people off the street, in my classes, who feel it’s their right and obligation to come up to me and tell me there are WAYS of getting rid of my weight. What I’d rather be rid of was their projected judgment, sanctimony, and amazed wonder.

Feb 3

Practice makes Perfectly Imperfect

I’m more “on the wagon” with practice within my disciplines these days (yoga, writing, This Thing We Do), mainly because Some Fairly Serious Stuff is happening in Deirdraland and I need my full toolbox at-the-ready. One of the most powerful teachings in my life comes from the Pratyabhijna-hrdayam, (if you can find it and are […]

Oct 12

Where I’ve Been

I’ve not been talkative of late. I’ve had some introspective-thinky incidents, and a great deal of work to do. When I get bogged down like this, I generally retreat into a carefully constructed hole of meaningless diversion. It’s not pretty, but it’s the truth. This time, it’s different. There’s so much effort and thought that […]

Jun 16

How was your weekend? Mine was spent in the recovery ward.

I’m beat, so I’m going to link over to Matthew’s post. June 15, 2008 Shortest Hobby Ever Filed under: parkour — mglover @ 6:52 pm Yesterday morning a bunch of us planned to get together and make our first real foray into parkour training.  While sitting around waiting for the others to show up, I […]

May 31

Jack Update

They were amazed to find him very stable, bright-eyed, grumpy and hungry this morning. He goes back in for an EKG on Tuesday, he’s on diuretics and human hypertension meds, he’s shaved in two patches, but they let us bring him home.  He even has a very chic black wristband. Keep him as stress-free as […]

May 30


Our distinguished gentleman, Mister Jack, is in bad shape. To make a long story short, I noticed his breathing was rapid and shallow and erratic, and we took him to the vet immediately, which was a very good thing. They immediately put him on oxygen, drew a shitload of fluid from his lungs, and generally […]

May 18

State of the Deirdra

Good Stuff Anusara Immersion: Bhagavad Gita studies, plus Tattvas next time around. Square Foot Garden: commence! I have 21 plots of forthcoming tastiness, including lots of basil, tomatoes, and chili peppers. Basils, tomatoes and chili peppers rule my summery world. I recently purchased some lovely heirloom tomatoes for eating, and I hoarded the seeds. Since […]

Nov 6

The Politics of Makeup

Edit: In retrospect, I realize I’d rather be talking about The Politics of Dancing. While the video really should have more hair gel and eyeliner than it does, but is still way more fun than nasty comments from Officious Office People. I’ve been talking about makeup lately on several levels ranging from frivolous, feminist, artifice, […]

Oct 5

Deficit Reduction Act Snafu: Keep Birth Control Affordable!

I’d like to take a moment of your Friday to talk about deficit reduction, specifically the Federal Deficit Act of 2005, and how it’s made it difficult to keep college-age and low-income women’s access to health care services, as well as affordable contraception. So, Deirdra, how does the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 affect […]