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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.

::Click:: Seeing the Boys in a New Light

It’s been an eon since I last posted. Since then, it feels like the Earth has shifted in its orbit and I along with it. The new orbit turns around clicker-training. When Bugsy arrived around six years ago, at a … Continue reading

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Fun With Toilet Roll

It has been too cold lately for the Catio and so the boys want to know: What’s Next? Barney Squash-Face Bugs: “I abide by window, awaiting developments.” I found this idea on the Net somewhere. ONE: Find shoebox. TWO: Collect toilet … Continue reading

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The Blues. Before, During, Hopefully After.

Boy, I got ‘em and how. Here are two major elements: * Several bruising encounters with the American “health-care” system. Make that the American “ill-health brutality” system. * I am sorely missing my African drum and dance teacher Angelo. He … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

This is not the post I had planned for today, my birthday. But life happens and it also ends. Today news came that a long-time blogger’s rescue cat, Harrison, finally succumbed to a long illness. Imagine this kitty waiting all … Continue reading

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The Catio

Recall that after Bugs’s latest unauthorized walkabout, my good landlord built a screen-porch addition to the house. Around three months ago, nine days after my surgery, I was still too debilitated to get out there to enjoy it, so I … Continue reading

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Spring Fever in January

It’s January 31st. At not yet 9:00 in the morning, it’s 56º F. It’s predicted to go up to 63º today. It’s been like that for days. In January 2014, I was driving icy roads to get Barney to surgery. In … Continue reading

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New Year’s Medical Edition

I have news. First Bugs’s urinary issues. For some of you this is TMI, but for those of us who are male-cat guardians, it may be a riveting read. Followers know that we have been struggling with Bugsy’s plumbing for … Continue reading

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