Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Friday, July 13, 2012

updates, mundane and otherwise

ON the other side of a ( relatively ) unspectacular surgery, working on being mature and sensible during this week or so of recovery. HAH! In the words of Dr. Phil ( who I cannot believe I am quoting): How's that workin' for ya?!

JUST nearing the end of a wonderful intensive class session in American Sign Language ( ASL). Partner and I are nearing a milestone-finishing up Level 2. Fluency better; appreciation for the language and for DEAF culture..... off the charts.
IN class today ( which we do in a small group in the instructor's home) I brought a large carton of creamy Iced Coffee--mocha flavour. Mm Mm Mm. I'm lactose intolerant, but I threw caution to the winds ( note the mature and sensible reference, above) and drank a good glass full. Even though I'll likely pay big time ( and actually have paid big time already.....no more details needed on that...), I have to say that it's a good feeling for a (recovering) alcoholic like me to regard a milk -based drink as a bit of risky, edgy behaviour.
Talk about a shift in perspective!!

HOPE you all are thriving on the myriad triggers for expressive outpouring in your respective expressive lives.


  1. I'm enjoying my visiting and reading other bloggers. I continue to be so impressed by the ways you all find and take your inspiration and do such marvelous expressive work with it.
    what a grand community of learners and renegades.

  2. American sign language has always fascinated me. I once worked at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, where the Florida School for The Deaf and Blind is located. Flagler has a nationally recognized program for deaf and blind educators and it was cool to sit in on their classes. Of course, I never learned anything as it was all Greek to me but I was able to get them a few nice Smartboards for use in class.

  3. Milk as risky and edgy.
    This is a paradigm shift.

    That's the life, a woman on your knee, one hand holding a royal flush and the other a full glass of milk.
    Boy Howdy, 'hit don't get no better than that.
    I truly admire your willingness to learn.

  4. Mr.C-- i've heard of Flagler..... great things. in one of my lives, i am involved in similar kids of practitioner preparation. and, let me tell you, providing smart boards is as good as learning greek ( or sign) in terms of overall difference made. good for you. thanks for the visit.
    Punch-- nice riff there, buddy!! not to be indelicate, but ask my partner about the risks of entering the bathroom after a lactose intolerant episode. whoa!!! of course, it's relative. ahem.
    i suppose the learning thing is a curse.... not that y'all would know anything about that... i must say, most of the bloggers i follow seem to be quite committed to life long learning.
    thanks for the visit.

    1. My Dear Ms. Harlequin,

      Please let me correct yo' gramma'

      "not that y'all would know anything about that..."
      Should have read, (ahem) 'not that all y'all would haved knowed nothin' 'bout that there.'

  5. sorry, Mr C... i meant KINDS of practitioner preparation. too quick on the trigger finger there.

  6. I feel your pain - and other discomforts - re: the milk thing. Luckily the coffee guy at market can make his marvelous Mexican frappe with soymilk!

    It's always good to read you!

  7. Punch-well, shucks, i am so grateful that cultural experience!! thanks and much appreciated on a whole lot of levels. :)

  8. Intelliwench- thanks for the commiseration. appreciated as well. :)
    i wish i could develop a taste for soy milk in coffee/tea. I like it reasonably well in my protein shakes and smoothies, but i cannot warm up to it in coffee or tea. hmmm. weird
    thanks for the kind words. hope all is well with you.