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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.

Sympathetic Joy Meets Smartcatchers

The nicest thing has happened.  We’ve won a prize from our fellow blogger Caren Gittleman, at Cat Chat With Caren and Cody. This is big deal for us.  While we have never actually met Caren, she lives in the Greater … Continue reading

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For Gus

It is with a very heavy heart that I hear a feline friend is now ill and perhaps nearing the end of his long life. Admire Gus, here. Note the heart-shaped mark, with his paws placed just so. Ever since … Continue reading

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Self, Not-Self

I just read an article on mindfulness, in which the author points out that there’s nothing so inherently great about “being in the now.”  Instead, we’re asked to understand that the way out from confusion and delusion, to becoming free … Continue reading

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The Lowdown . . .

. . . On Resting Up.

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Come With Me . . .

. . . to the Casbah!

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Snap Out of It Ma!

Enough with the hand-wringing!  You know what day it is.  March 4th!  March forth! Time to play rumble. Scene:  Bugs reclines in East Bed, peacefully contemplating the Meaning of Bird Feeder On Snow in Morning Sunshine.  Enter Barney. Note to … Continue reading

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Love and Loss

I think about these a lot. My dad – and Horace Walpole – used to say: “Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think.” On one hand think-laugh, on the other feel-grieve. Bugsy right … Continue reading

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Feathers In The Snow

I should be boning up on bankruptcy and adequate protection and equity cushions.  Not something for sale on Etsy, in case you were wondering about the equity cushions. I just can’t make myself do any more of it, when there’s … Continue reading

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After yesterday’s rant about blather, several readers counseled silence.  At your service, I aim only to oblige.  And anyway it was up to 66 F. today.  So it seemed the ideal time to seek out the local lake and meditate … Continue reading

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“The Little Wretches Are Out Of Temper”

Not the cats.  The cats are in temper.  Thank Bast for that. No.  I’m talking about words.  Words!  Those “little wretches.” I don’t know about you.  I have become absolute-zero intolerant of the shitstorm of words that surrounds us these … Continue reading

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