midcareer / midlife
By the time we are in our 50's we have decades of practice masking our natural inclinations to please others. It turns out this in not the best compass. I haven't looked for a statistic as proof but my gut tells me this more true for women than men. What if there was a way to easily peel back the polite layers that mask our natural inclinations?
Well, there is.
July in Mexico’s Yucatán is a free fall into a temazcal- the word for a traditional sauna experience drenched with super hot vapor from heated volcanic rocks.
The days here hover in the upper 80’s with 90% humidity. Any foray away from your air conditioned room (should you be lucky enough to have one) and you are sporting a dripping sheen of sweat within minutes.
A couple of years ago I spent the hot season in Todos Santos, near Cabo, in Mexico’s Southern Baja peninsula.
Now, a few day…
“Laptop died, getting lots done, having a blast, wish you were here.”
If I could send you a postcard, that’s what it would say. (Man, I miss postcards, don’t you?)
I am working and playing from the MexicanRiviera for a few weeks, and my Pixelbook died, probably from heat exhaustion
Here’s what I did not expect:
My clarity and productivity has actually gone up.
Using my IPhone restricts my field of vision. I stay focused, and do less tab swapping.
I was still doing stuff “real quick” on my l…
June 20, 2021 - (almost) Daily writing, unfiltered post practice. Typos, misspellings and opinions are all my own.
Down to the wire with moving out.
I’m mostly W1nning, but already lost in a couple of key goals.
I’m not physically where I wanted to be by the time I left for Cancun. I'm better than I was when I arrived almost a year and a half ago, but I'm still not getting enough sleep.
This move has been OK, even though I planned ahead and left cushion, it was barely enough for…
The last year felt like the part in The Wizard of Oz, as our heroic misfits obediently follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard with all the answers.
You know what happens next - they get to Oz and have trouble getting in. When they finally gain entrance and pull back the curtain, they see that the Wizard is just like them - he doesn’t know what the hey is going on, either.
One of the best parts of the last year, though, has been to observe the resilience of some people forging ahead …
Houston has almost 7 million people to vaccinate.
While that sounds like a big job - and it certainly is - Harris County has some hurricane-hardened experience serving large numbers of people, and not just during floods and fire.
Take schools, for example. The Houston area is home to 10 of the largest public high schools in the country, with my alma mater Alief Hastings clocking in at 3rd largest in Texas, 26th in the USA. Go Bears!
Texans like their football, which leads to sprawling hig…
Last week we found our way to a small hilltop town in Oaxaca after a tiring day that ended in a big fight. Yes, and don’t tell me you’ve never had a road trip brawl.
It was the end of a week laced with beautiful experiences and some relationship tension. Anytime you travel with others for more than a few days, stuff comes up. Why? Because we are out of our routine.
If we like control, we find ourselves in new situations where we are not in co…
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