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Decidedly Meta.

My post for Elephant Journal this week is just so meta.

Here’s what happened:  I was totally unfocused.  Couldn’t figure out what the hell to write about, and couldn’t get my head straight enough to develop any of the fleeting ideas I was having.

So I decided to write about that.  And to pay homage to a great film in my title.

It was supposed to be “Dr. Thinker: or, How I Learned to Stop Freaking Out and Love My Monkey Mind.”  I guess that was too long.  Or too Kubrick-y.  Dunno.  Editors do what they will.

Anywho, have a read here and let me know what you think!

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Getting political on your asses.

My post this week for Elephant Journal takes a walk down Presidential Election Memory Lane with yours truly.  I reflect back on the previous two elections and share my hopes and fears for the one upcoming.

Have a read by clicking here, and do let me know what you think!

And, as ever, thanks for reading me!

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Spreading the deep thoughts all ’round

I know I’ve only just sent you there, but this Elephant Journal train moves a lot more quickly now that I’m a regular!

Right.  Two things then:

  1. That last post is still the same, except that some brave and amazing people have added some thoughtful, inspiring, and poignant comments below.  I really encourage you all to check out the discussion.
  2. My new post has just gone live, and maybe it’s me thinking too far out of my realm of comprehension.  I kinda expect a little backlash from the yoga community, but then, ¿quién sabe?  Have a look here, and do let me know your thoughts!

And that’s all for now.  I’ve got some great thoughts bumbling about in my brain about my next posts on here…thanks to all of you for continuing to support me and my words!

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9 thoughts on homelessness

Last week it occurred to me that, although I’d spent the better part of a decade working with homeless people, and although I’m now endeavoring to rebuild my identity as a writer, I’ve never written about homelessness.  If there’s anything I might know a tiny bit of something about, it’s gotta be that, right?

Oh, but then the subject is tender, tricky, and tenuous.  How can one know, how can one properly understand this state of the most absolute poverty, that exists everywhere, that we all so complacently accept as normalcy (most often because we must!  Because what else can we do?).

At any rate, it was the subject of my last article at Elephant Journal – do have a gander if’n you fancy, and let me know what you think!

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I’ve got news!

Well, everybody, things just keep trucking along!  While I am not yet a world renowned novelist in possession of my own island (wait for it, folks), I am officially a regular contributor.  Hehe.  How you like them apples?

The publication in question is of the online variety – Elephant Journaland they publish a whole bunch of stuff about yoga and vegetarianism and politics and life and basically everything, but a lot about yoga.  I’ve bragged about having been published there before.  So now I’m bragging about being a regular.

Elephant:  What’ll it be today, Ann?

Ann: Oh, the usual…

Check out my first post as a proper contributor…deep thoughts on one of Jonathon Safran Foer’s deep thoughts…gonna try and make a point of reflecting on others’ reflections until I know just what I think about all of it anyway.

And of course I’ll keep y’all posted with updates when my articles go live…Do let me know your thoughts!

And thanks for all the support…as soon as I get that island, you’re all invited for a luau.

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