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Wonder 2022

Wonder 2022

It came to me this morning, and settled solidly as the correct word after I had tried on and discarded dozens of candidates. WONDER will guide me in 2022. I considered rise, set, learn, blossom, build, act. They are all good, but none quite felt like the right next...
Teaching Community Yoga, a book

Teaching Community Yoga, a book

I started teaching yoga when I moved out of Tokyo in 2015. At first, I held a weekly class at Satoyama Design Factory, and then a daily class at Monaka, and from the start of the pandemic, a daily morning class via Zoom. Today is Day 415 of the Zoom yoga class –...
Observe 2021

Observe 2021

Although I embarked on my theme word selection in November, when I was planning and teaching the first of three sessions of “One Little Word” for Drawing Meditations, it took me until today to finally decide that this year’s word is OBSERVE....
Eye on Intruders

Eye on Intruders

[This was written during a workshop on Memory, Identity and Magical Realism run by my talented sister, Jenny Hill, at ActsofJennius.com. I highly recommend exploring the offerings there. In this assignment we altered a photograph that had a specific memory associated,...
Flourish 2020

Flourish 2020

It’s theme word time. This year, I feel like December has snuck up on me. We’re halfway through and I am not prepared to end my year with any forward looking anything. I can barely register what’s on today’s To Do list. Despite that, this...
Revisiting Anam Cara

Revisiting Anam Cara

Twelve years ago, Tod & I visited Anam Cara for a poetry workshop given by my sister, Jenny Hill, and Jack McGuigan. (My main memory of that trip is memorialised in this poem.) When I realised that we’d be in the area this year for the European Juggling...