First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC


“Hey! Hey! I like it!” I’m sitting on my back deck with a three-quarter size guitar, plunking on a slow blue dirge. It’s the last warm days of twenty-twelve and … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Win a free app code for Pocket Anatomy!

First of Nine and Compassion Arts PDX, LLC is giving away a free iOS app code for Pocket Anatomy app, available on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch! Download from the … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 10 Comments

A huge secret corporations don’t want you to know!

“We are critters designed to move about this planet with elegance and adeptness. Bipedal locomotion rocks! Remember that, user!” You subscribe to First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog yet? Better get … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


It’s not a test of bravery, it’s a test of vulnerability. These hard fought lessons. That come flourishing in every day life. How open can you keep this heart? Singing … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Massage therapy iPad apps: Pocket Anatomy adds female anatomy!

The latest version of Pocket Anatomy is out! This version ads both male and female anatomical models. Pocket Anatomy uses an innovative slider system that quickly adds and subtracts layers, … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gluten free baguette French toast

Sunday morning requires slowing down to cook a proper breakfast. Taking time to cook food is encouraged for all cancer survivors! Yesterday, I picked up a gluten free baguette from … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

The rise of social media in the bodywork field

Back in the day, I recall waiting twenty minutes to download a bikini-clad lass over a twenty four-hundred baud modem on my friends’s TRS-80. The Trash-Eighty, we used to call … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Biotensegrities and an old school Apple user

We’ve been chatting about the tensegrity architecture of the myofascial network in the bodywork field for awhile now. It’s a concept snagged from the artistic and architectural world. A contraction … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 6 Comments


I awoke to a dream in a sandwich of dogs, licking my eyeball and nuzzling close. I watched my father die again. Different circumstances from his actual death. I was … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Favorite Mug

I broke my favorite mug today. A slow motion crash to the floor. Pieces rushing apart in multiple vectors. Something once whole. Deciding to part ways. I pick up the … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

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