Waiting for the curve ball


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A couple of days into my ninth month of daily blogging — almost three-quarters of the year behind us — and I’m drawing another blank.  I can’t blame it on yogi brain, or lack of material.  I simply feel like I’m in a place where I’ve worked through so many curve balls that I know I’m my own worst enemy, I need to take more chances, make smarter choices, be present Today (while still holding onto the promises of Someday), avoid making assumptions or pinky promises that cannot be kept, etc.  Perhaps it’s time I start tossing in a book review occasionally (speaking of which, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is a fabulous read, as well as Snowbound by Blake Crouch).  Or I suppose I only need to give it another day or two and life will toss in a different curve ball.  No doubt I’ll have something new to work through and more blogs to write.

What do you do with life’s curve balls?

Open mouth, insert foot

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Oops!  I did it again.  I’m not referring to the lyrics of a Britney Spears’ song, but rather my inability to quit while I’m ahead; specifically, my habit of repeating history (and not the kind that edifies).  I learned something last night; however.  I should never begin a serious conversation while still in a condition of Bikram-induced “yogi-brain” (a state of “I don’t care about anything” contracted by performing 90 minutes of Hatha Yoga positions in a room controlled to a temperature of 105 degrees with 40-percent humidity).  Secondly, I don’t need to eat a figurative house after burning 600+ calories.  And third, as much as I’d like to, I cannot redo my failed conversation any more than I can take back what I ate.  The good news is that Today is a new day, and I can take what I learned going forward.  Hopefully that means keeping my mouth shut more and hurting those close to me less.  And eating fewer houses.

What have you learned lately?