Thursday, February 21, 2013

eleanor ROCKS!

The Secret Secretaries are a band in San Francisco. My old friend Eleanor who was the queen of rock and roll even back when we were 11 is a part of that band. I had the pleasure of seeing her perform recently. #1 Stunna!

I guess the Secret's out!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yoga at the Airport: San Francisco knows what's up...

I've often found myself at airports, wishing there was a secluded spot where I could do a few sun salutations, some hip openers and inversions to prepare for flight. Well....San Francisco went ahead and DID IT!

The nation's first Yoga Room in an airport. I had the pleasure of arriving early for my morning flight back to PHL and had a lovely 40 minute practice in a peaceful space. Then I snapped some photos!

Yes, there are props at SFO

And even a buckwheat bolster type thing

These ladies were on their way to DC (and said it was OK if I took their photo)

Lovely signage

View from the outside... next effort is to try to see if PHL would be open to the idea and what it would take!

Yoga in Airports!
Yoga everywhere!
Weary travelers be weary no more!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh the Fun of Security Questions

Have you ever been stumped by a security question you created for yourself? It's a funny feeling , indeed.

I'm not talking about the types of questions that have concrete answers, like "what year was your mother/father born" - but the questions that assume a lot about your upbringing (the model of your first car) - or that prompt you to recall with great clarity something like "the first thing you learned how to cook."

Apple, though brilliant in overwhelming humanity with "innovative" products - does a rotten job with security questions.

I know for sure my parents met in Budapest - but I do not recall what I put as my favorite children's book at the time I answered this question. On a whimsical day, it could have been "The Phantom Tollbooth" - on a rainy, introspective day I might have put "The Giving Tree" or "The Little Prince" - but apparently none of my answers were correct. I listed something back then that I can't even recall today.

Maybe I'm getting old, but I can't remember for the life of me the first film I saw in the theater or which elementary school teacher was ACTUALLY my favorite, I had so many! And the name of my first pet was NOT Fluffy, it was Coco the hamster, but I know I will stump myself if I put the truth.

Dream job - that's cute. I wish I knew.
My favorite "film star" in school? Who the hell wrote these questions!?
I actually gave some feedback to a few people at Apple (on the phone) about how presumptuous and strange these questions are. I had locked myself out of my Apple ID because I had gotten all of the questions wrong and had reset my password so many times (because they don't let you have the same password within a year). They said they want to make sure the answers are very personal - something nobody else could know about you. I told them I thought these questions were too personal. I don't even know the answers to them about myself!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quick West Coast Visit - San Francisco and LA

GENIUS water fountain attachment that lets me fill up my Kleen Kanteen at PHL

Kay Healy - "Coming Home" awesome fabric art at PHL

Super-cool SF Mural

Please note the license plate "House Rabbit Society"

Parks Systems of the world take note - this is a random park in San Francisco.

Sars and Eleanor

Beautiful Eleanor by a very "Seussian" Tree

Intelligentsia Coffee is special

Monday, October 22, 2012

Totes hardcore lunch totes

my friend Kim keeps things real at lunch time. 
she uses this reusable tote bag AND she keeps the tag on it so people know not to mess with her.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Serious Squash

This monster squash was in our farm share last week.
I wanted to make sure its size was clearly depicted and so here it is next to a bicycle.
Large and in charge - we'll be making multiple meals out of this beaut!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Marinating on this...

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist through any medium and will be lost...the world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open"

-Martha Graham in a letter to Agnes de Mille

I was offered this quote at a "Living Passionately Seminar" I am in. I was so inspired, I've been reading it every day. I even recorded it for the Open Air Philly Interactive Art Exhibit!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beauty in Sewer Covers

Beautiful sewer covers are all over the place - sometimes you just have to stop and take a close, careful look
Sewer Cover in Brooklyn (Made in India)

Sewer Cover in Durham (East Jordan Iron Works made in USA)

Sewer Cover in Durham (General Foundries Inc - made in the USA)

Electric Cover in South Beach, (FP&L - Florida Power & Light Company)

"Art in Public Places" Sewer Cover; South Beach - US Foundry - Made in USA
Stay tuned for more! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Light Shadows

"From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Something Strangely Empowering

The Five Rememberances of the Buddha

offered by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Plum Village Chanting Book

I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health.

I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love are the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Botanical Adventures!

The strongest tree...looks like it's upside down!
Hugging baobabs

In an effort to stir up our normal routine of beach time,  Raven Runs, cooking and chilling, we ventured off South Beach and headed to the Fruit & Spice Park in the Redlands. The park is an agricultural haven near Miami with real live Baobab trees, a wonderful variety of bamboo and some other fruity and spicy treasures (miracle fruit, fresh tamarind, starfruit, etc.) in a park that boasts 150 varieties of mango, 75 varieties of bananas and the list goes on! If you ever have a chance, definitely visit!

Wonderous Bamboo
Fruit Striped Bamboo?
Bamboo Pose?

Timeout for a silly photo

A bird friend we made on our way back to South Beach