Over it

Over it

“Shouldn’t you be over that by now?” is what she asks me. Before I elaborate on what “it” is, the following analogy: Let’s say you’re a kid. Your dog has puppies. Your parents, bless their hearts relatively loving yet decidedly overburdened, can’t handle the additional expense. No one means to traumatize you for life. In fact, […]

Does this Body make me look fat?

Does this Body make me look fat?

“Anime” and “Manga” are words in English. “Anime” is a style of animation that originated in Japan with full-fledged young adult/adult level story lines, very distinctive from Saturday morning cartoons of yore. Manga refers to the graphic novels or comics drawn in this particular style. Americans I know who enjoy anime and manga consider them […]

The Whole She-Bang

The Whole She-Bang

Small kid time I learn to ride a bike. I effort heroically with flailing limbs. Coordinating the unfamiliar actions is tough. My poor mom runs alongside me while I tilt left and right, losing my balance. She encourages me. Good teachers are encouraging. With practice I shave off the unnecessary contortions. I not longer tense my […]

What’s best for you

What’s best for you

Behavior begins as an experiment. If you don’t believe me, hang out with babies. Real babies. Infants. Balancing on their tummies, babies stretch and reach lifting their thighs and arms like little airplanes. Why? They’re experimenting. Learning their bodies. Practicing co-ordination. Without words they are figuring. And so do you. Unless you have an unusual […]