Bicycles, Karmic Economics, Life of Carmen, Uncategorized

Lost my ride

It had to happen some day…turned my back for a moment, caught a flash out of the corner of my eye, and… Gone. Simply gone. My baby, my ride…sweet little silverblue nishiki roadbike (and i do mean small). with orange leather duct-taped seat, dirtier than she deserved to be, straight bars and a funny brake …

Karmic Economics, Life of Carmen, Uncategorized

Global economic collapse – pass it on

Yesterday I stumbled out for coffee and glanced at the newspaper boxes, which trumpeted the latest collapse of Wall Street. The biggest dive since 9/11, they screamed…ah well…i sat down with my coffee and blueberry cream-filled muffin, and text messaged a bunch of folks at random: “Pssst…the global economy is collapsing…pass it on..” My brother …

Aging & Dying, Culture and Art, Karmic Economics, Life of Carmen, Uncategorized

Subdividing time

I am thinking about how time is infinitely divisible. Of course each moment stands alone but is also part of the unstoppable flow, a point but also a wave, like light. And then sometimes I catch myself out thinking, was it worth it, all that pain and frustration, all that “wasted time”? So say that …

Aging & Dying, Life of Carmen, Uncategorized

The learning curve

It’s a steep one, the learning curve of love: an asymptote alway reaching for the vertical axis but never quite, never just quite there. My curve lifted visibly off the horizontal when I finally hit the wall on treasuring myself through my lovers’ eyes so far above and beyond my own. It’s just too painful. …