Teaching Practice – 3/19/21

Got my first Covid vaccine shot today. I can’t believe it’s been a full year we’ve been teaching remotely. Today’s practice was fine. We worked on AP essays and I gave some decent feedback (written and spoken), I think. I’m on the hunt for new ways to approach feedback.

I’ve been trying to work more mindfulness exercises into the daily writing and reading. Writing a diary is difficult for me, but I like the idea of sharing my teaching practice. More later. – Medsker


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 16

April 4th, 2020

I ran with my doggies for roughly 2 miles! Through Bayonne park! To the water and back to the car. Will do some yoga later to keep myself grounded.

Feeling = Fucking awesome


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 15

April 3rd, 2020

Is it yogically proper to continually focus on my progress or lack of progress? Maybe I should just… like, be… man. Like Shiva the Destroyer, I balanced the crap out of my asanas today. Yoga high five!


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 14

April 2nd, 2020

We did a 2 mile run through the park with the dogs! Down to the bay, along the boardwalk, and back home. Yesterday I spent hauling stacks of books up and down the stairs. I may still salute the sun, do some down dogs, and isolate my glutes and hammies for 20 mins so I’m not a total loser. More news to follow…

Feeling = sore but good!

Weight = 198, mofos!


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 13

March 30th, 2020

I changed it up today. Instead of yoga we did high intensity cardio intervals for a half hour. After 5 mins I was pouring sweat. So nasty. But so rewarding.

Feeling = woot!


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 12

March 29th, 2020

A minute in I said “this is bullshit and I suck.” And I kept going. No poetry. No insights today. Just another day forward.

Feeling = Good.


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 11

March 28th, 2020

No poem today. Just that Francie licked my bare armpit during several down dogs. Haha! And feet. And then both dogs circled us in jealousy until we stopped and gave them loves. Ha!

Feeling = Strong af.


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 10

March 27th, 2020


Feeling = Sore af.

Weight = 199 (!)

Lost since Jan 1 = 20 lbs!


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 9

March 26th, 2020


Feet pressed into
the spinning floor

Arms anchored to
an unmoving dot
as I root into my power.

A moment of control
in an unbroken line of chaos.


Yoga (Plus!) Diary: Day 8

March 25th, 2020

Today was embarrassingly bad. No technical progress made except I practiced one more day. And I lost one more pound. I owe these successes to my wife Leigh who continually pushes me to eat well and exercise. Thanks bew. 😘

Feeling = Ok

Weight = 200

Lost 19 lbs since Jan 1