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July 5,2020

Daily Average Steps: Invigorating, Meditative, Intellectually Stimulating

This graphic is for the period August 2019 August 2020.   The shortest bar is for April of this year (a daily average of 1,012 steps). The month before (March), I like others began  "sheltering in place."  (1,883 average daily steps) Prior to March, I got most of my steps in by using "public transportation." I would walk to the Downtown Silver Spring Metro Station. After exiting at another  station, I would walk to  meetings or appointments. Towards the end of May (3,182 average daily steps), I began a walking routine. I was trying to follow my doctor's advice to walk...

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July 5,2020

Average Daily Steps: Invigorating, Meditative, Intellectually Stimulating

 This graphic is for the period August 2019 to August 2020.  The shortest bar is for April of this year (a daily average of 1,012 steps). The month before (March), I like others began  "sheltering in place."  For March I average 1,883 daily steps.Prior to March, I got most of my steps in by using "public transportation." I would walk to the Downtown Silver Spring Metro Station. After exiting at another station, I would walk to  meetings or appointments. After a meeting or appointment, I would reverse my commute.Towards the end of May (3,182 average daily steps), I began a walking...

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July 4,2020

Bikram Yoga Classes & More

My latest update. Starting date 03/22/20....104 total days....102 days practices....115 classes....My practice continues to deepen.

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June 18,2020

Take Your Knee Off Our Necks: A Paige Ancestral Story

The Reverend Al Sharpton’s eulogy for George Floyd asked white America to take their knees off our necks. Our family history provides at least five disturbing examples of a knee being placed on our necks with the purpose of trying to control and destroy us. My sister, Okella Trice, who is our family genealogist, has documented how white America placed their knees on the necks of our family. Her research shows how, in each generation, our ancestors embraced the American entrepreneurial spirit and built businesses -- even communities. Each time the knee of vicious white destruction wiped out our families’...

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June 13,2020

16th Street NW — DC’s Corridor of Light

  This sign beckons us to remember and say their names. I noticed it in a neighbor's yard on 16th St. NW DC about two blocks south of the Circle during my Friday night my walk through my neighborhood. A week ago, neighbors had gathered along to support the resistance in the District. There is a tradition of protesters lining 16th Street because it ends at Lafayette Park. The address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Historically, 16th Street is the city's "Corridor of Light." In Anthony Browder's "Egypt on the Potomac: A Guide to Decoding Egyptian Architecture," on December 20, 1973,...

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June 5,2020

75 Days… 85 Classes… Yoga, Pilates & DRIP’T

June 5, 2020.... 85 classes in 75 days.... This is a "personal best.".... In the Summer 2013, I completed 71 classes in 75 Days. Back then, I had fallen off my bike and fractured my left elbow and ring finger. My goal was to practice every day until I "healed." It was during that period Ambiya Binta and I bonded at Takoma. At that time Stephen Pleasant was the studio owner.... It took me 75 days to heal. My "practice" was my "physical therapy." "Locust Pose" was quite painful at first, but as the days passed, the pain dissipated. "Healing...

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June 2,2020

I Called The Police On A White Woman

A couple of days after May 24, 2020, the "breaking news" was a white woman who called the cops on a black man in Central Park in New York City. In the video that the black birdwatcher took showed a hysterical white woman fabricating a story about being threatened. Christan Cooper, a black man, had the audacity to ask Amy Cooper (they are not related) to leash her dog.  Image a black man asking a white woman to obey the law. About 20 years ago, I had my “black man in the park with a white woman with a dog...

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June 1,2020

Four Dimensions of “Peace”

As we watched George Floyd’s death and see the spreading unrest as a response to his murder, a question I get is: What does it take to make peace “happen?” Based on my work with the Black Yoga Teacher Alliance’s (BYTA’s) trademarked program “Yoga as a Peace Practice,” (YAP), and YAP employs culturally relevant concepts, language, and activities that help participants translate traditional contemplative practices into contemporary lifestyles to begin the process of “creating a better world.” First, I crafted an operational definition of “peace.” “Peace” is:  A state of mental and physical ease that simultaneously revitalizes us and enhances...

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May 25,2020

“I Can’t Make This Up; Life Lessons: A Memoir” By...

In our May 2020 Zoom meeting of the North Portal Readers, we discussed “I Can’t Make This Up; Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart (2017). Our discussion leader’s 32-year-old nephew had recommended the book to his aunt. While many of us were very familiar with Hart, it was highly unlikely we would have read his memoir. We all thought it well was well-written and presented and worth reading. Two key reasons for this are it helped us understand Hart, the person, and comedian. Also, the book provided an insight into what it takes to be a successful comedian. The memoir’s last...

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January 25,2019

Communities of Critical Thinkers: The Manchurian Candidate

“Major Marco” (Denzel in The Manchurian Candidate 2004) had a palpable feeling that something wasn't right. His internal incongruence kept him pushing despite his seemingly preposterous claims. He, along with others of his platoon, new they were crazy. Our challenge is to turn our internal everyday incongruities into a search for answers. "What are we going to believe" -- to paraphrase Groucho Marks -- the messages coming our way or our internal incongruities. I hear more and more people saying: “Something is not right.” To pull a quote from the movie, “Network:” They are mad as hell and don't want...

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