Archie

(Why am I naming days?) 10/19/14, Day 14,047 (Mercena Day 65): Archie Another detail of these early days I want to remember: the odd contortions where she arches back into some extravagant angle that couldn’t possibly be comfortable, and yet is her most comfortable position (see above for an example). We call this “arching” and sometimes give her the nickname […]

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Phone Meetings and Little Gains

(Why am I naming days?) 10/16/14, Day 14,044 (Mercena Day 62): Phone Meetings and Little Gains I really wanted to go to work yesterday. I had told myself that it was possible (it was never really possible). I needed it to be possible, both for my own sense of progress and because I had four meetings (not counting a CSA veggie pick-up and Lark event). But my healing progress is so slow, so on went the speaker phone. Thankfully, Mercena had a great day, and Lori rode to our rescue, accompanying Heather for the veggie pick-up. And I was able to participate somewhat effectively calling in from the phone. In spite of all that, I did make some small gains by staying as mobile as the pain would allow. And late last night, I even finished five more pages of my New Year play (a slippery time play written for the actors of the Ensemble). Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats… Writing: 163 out of 212 days (New Year) Spanish: 134 out of 212 days Music: 63 out of 118 days Yoga: 2 out of 2 days What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb? (And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”) Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena; Signed a petition in support of stronger protections against illegal fishing; Asked EBay to cut ties with […]

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