Tag Archives: the Y

I Think I’m Mastering This Stillness Concept

I have been practicing yoga for nearly two years now, and though I am by no means an expert, I feel I have gained some valuable insight into its philosophy.  If you’re not familiar with the concept of yoga, you … Continue reading

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How to Make Yourself Look Good at the Gym

The other day, while I was getting a drink at the water cooler at my Y, my little paper ice-cream-cone-shaped cup collapsed, and I spilled water down the front of my shirt.  A minute later, one of the regulars there … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping at the Y

I have always been a private person when it comes to showing my flesh.  Okay, let me rephrase that.  Except for the time when I was in college and miniskirts were the rage, I have always been averse to showing … Continue reading

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January Rain

Today was one of those dim, rainy, long January days.  I listened to the patter of raindrops as they played their tune on my kitchen’s vent hood while I poured myself another cup of Earl Grey tea.   Toll House … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Act Your Age?

If you’ve been following my blog, you know about my love affair with the Y (formerly named the YMCA).  Well, there recently has appeared a chink in my admiration, and it has to do with the Y’s insistence on multi-generational … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old

I saw an ad in today’s paper that enticed students to write an essay so they could win a pair of tickets to “The Lion King.”  It reminded me of all the times as a classroom teacher I found some … Continue reading

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“Without bread, all is misery.” (William Corbett)

I am a petite woman with some zaftig woman’s belly that has taken up residence in my body.  I walk everywhere, work out at the Y three times a week using the weight machines and the elliptical, pedal my way from … Continue reading

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