Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Yoga Darth says….

There’s a kind of breathing called “ujjayi breath” (oo-JYE-ee) that people like to do in yoga class. I gather it’s a “better” way to breathe or that it shows your devotion or your elevation to a higher plane of being or something like that. However, laughing is also an awesome way to breathe deeply.:-) Advertisements

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The Cheap-Ass Gourmet: Dr Smiter’s Very Ap-PEEL-ing Banana Muffins

I’ve always maintained that bananas are the fickle friends of the fruit world. One moment they are perky, brightly coloured, tempting, and sweet, available at a moment’s notice for a quick bite either solo or with a dollop of peanut butter or Nutella. (Apologies here to my friend Ann, who loathes nuts and is now …

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The girl who loved her auto mechanic

Just over a year ago I wrote a blog that included a song of praise to my auto mechanics, Pete and Maurizio. (Go here to have a look — it’s in the second half of the piece.) They run a humble little auto repair business in Toronto’s Riverdale area, and even though all of their …

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New look, same old Bog

I think it started with the new shredder I bought about a month ago in prep for doing my taxes — suddenly I was updating everything: disposing of outdated invoices and receipts, photos (there is nothing more cathartic than putting one’s ex through the cross-cut blades, I must say), Christmas and birthday cards…. Then on …

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