Guest Blogger Amy Guth Kicks Off Is It Easy Being Green Week

Who better to kick off Earth Day week than Amy Guth? I only recently “met” Amy but I can already see that she is an up and coming mover and shaker in the literary world (and the green world). She is the founder of Pilcrow Lit Fest and author of Three Fallen Women (So New Publishing, 2006). She has written for The Believer, Monkeybicycle, Ninth Letter, Four Magazine, Bookslut, The…

Monday, April 21, 2008

Yoga Bootcamp Part 5 and New Photos by Deb Gail

I wake to the sound of birds or frogs (I never was great with my nature sounds) and clouds drifting by (I know my clouds) and I’m exhausted having slept maybe four hours but I don’t have time to think about this since I need to be dressed and ready for the silent morning walk in ten minutes. The walk is lead by the assistant I will refer to as…

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yoga Bootcamp Part 4 (in which I cleverly incorporate the continuation of the Yoga story with this week’s topic First Loves) by Deb Gail

It’s 2 a.m. (still that first night at Bootcamp) and we’ve been holding side angle bind (this is basically a lunge and a twist with one arm rotated around your waist and the other under your lunged thigh, both clasped together at the small your back) for so long that I desperately want to let go but there is this subtle pressure to do whatever Baron says, “push past the…

Monday, March 31, 2008

You MUST read FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME by Lisa Daily and this is why…

I started reading FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME late one morning, thinking I would read an hour or two and then do all the things I still had to do… and I knew Darby Vaughn was my kind of girl as soon as she was stalking her cheating husband and spotted him coming out of a store with a bag and wondered, “What’s in the bag? Condoms? Microwave Burrito?” These were…

Monday, March 24, 2008

Yoga Bootcamp Part 3 or Would They Notice if I Escaped? by Deb Gail

Pamela from the “resort” (perhaps I should dispel any notions of fancy luxury resort right here. The “resort” was rugged to say the least. Dusty, bare-bones housing and gritty, shared showers with water that didn’t always run hot and threadbare towels and wild creatures, including rats and HUGE armies of ants, roaming through the rooms. Not that I knew any of that at that moment and maybe you’ve lost the…

Monday, March 17, 2008

Yoga Bootcamp Part 2 or Why DID I Go? by Deb Gail

If I haven’t already told all of you, Yoga Bootcamp was f-ing HARD!!! I still can’t believe I didn’t escape after the first day (more about that later). But the question a lot of people keep asking me is, Why did you go? Now, that’s a perfectly logical question and I should have a perfectly logical answer to it. But I don’t. Deciding to go to Yoga Bootcamp was one…

Monday, March 10, 2008

Power Yoga Boot Camp Part One by Deb Gail

I just arrived home from a week at Power Yoga Level One Teacher Training Boot Camp in Hawaii, which was not exactly what I expected (guess I didn’t take the words BOOT CAMP literally enough). But boot camp it was… 15 hour days that began with a 7 a.m. walk in silence and ended with midnight yoga with barely enough time to pee and often 7 hours between meals that…

Monday, March 3, 2008

Welcome Vicki Glembocki author of THE SECOND NINE MONTHS by Deb Gail

I read Vicki Glembocki’s THE SECOND NINE MONTHS in proposal form and LOVED its edge and honesty and attitude and humor and I wished there’d been a book like that when I had my first baby. And now I plan to buy it for all the new mothers I know, including my new neighbor who recently gave birth to twins and hasn’t left the house all winter and I hear…

Monday, February 25, 2008

Welcoming Guest Writer Andrea Frazer by Deb Gail

I “met” Andrea Frazer when Rachel Sarah (a writer I befriended when I was a columnist for Literary Mama) sent me a link to Andrea’s blog post I Hate My Husband and asked me what I thought. I thought she was refreshingly honest and real and funny and and I left her a comment and we have been corresponding ever since. So when she told me that she’d landed a…

Monday, February 18, 2008