Christmas morning At the edge of the marsh Coyote presence ~ Merry Christmas, fellow primates!Read More Christmas Coyote Haiku
two squirrels scurry in spirals down the oak dressed in Spanish mossRead More Florida Haiku
Picture Books A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman Little Tigers by Jo Weaver Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau, illustrated by Robert Hynes Under My Hijab by Hena Khan Middle Grade/ Young Adult Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins (YA) From Twinkle […]Read More The Almost Anthropologist’s Favorite Books of 2019
kayak trusty and blue take me to the monkeysRead More Silver River Haiku
Within the last year I have developed a deep interest in how my own and others’ yoga practices may benefit from moving out of our homes and yoga studios and into nature. I believe that practicing outside can help us to feel more connected. When we feel more connected with the world, we are more […]Read More Why Practice Yoga Outside?
toy tiger forgotten on the classroom floor stalking dropped cheeriosRead More Tiger Haiku
Lovingkindness meditation, or metta, is a Buddhist practice for developing compassion. Practicing it over time, I started to wonder why we are limited to primarily wishing lovingkindness to ourselves and other humans (until the very end when ‘all beings everywhere’ are included). So, I created my own version! I flipped the order of the traditional […]Read More Loving-Kindness Meditation Beyond the Human
candy wrappers lie among red, yellow, brown fallen leavesRead More Post-Halloween Haiku
honeymoon langurs on the sunlit, Himalayan hillside- primatologist identity crisisRead More Primatology Haiku
I just attended the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) annual meeting. It was my second environmental education (EE) conference, and during both I lamented the fact that they were not the anthropology or primatology conferences where I feel the most satisfying sense of belonging. (Note: Not everyone feels this way, and that’s a […]Read More What is an Almost Anthropologist?