Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Present Moment

by cheri block Yoga has taught me to push my mind back to the present moment every time it strays. I find this effort rewarding but challenging. Staying in the present moment is experiential; that is, we guide ourselves into, … Continue reading

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If your life were a book

by cheri block We all have a life story. It has a plot and subplots, many settings, and a host of characters. Most of us like to focus on our life theme. We might remember ourselves in this way: My … Continue reading

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From the mouths of old babes

by cheri block Took my mother Joan to her monthly infusion at the local hospital this morning. There, sitting with a drip line in her tiny arm and a Glamour Magazine in her crooked fingers, she said, How did I … Continue reading

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The Atlanta Teachers’ Onion, then and now

by cheri block Reading this morning about the teachers’ union in Atlanta, Georgia, blaming its conspiratorial cheating on the tests, as if tests were life forms, reminded me of why I abhor the teachers’ union: it is a bureaucratic agency … Continue reading

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