Our dog hiking the trail with us. Mount Hood is in view. As my husband and I hiked up Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, next to 11,000-foot Mount Hood in Oregon, I struggled with monkey mind. Even the phrase "monkey mind" rebounded in my head along with other jumbled thoughts about violence against women, two movies, and my novel in progress. As I trudged, I mentally composed this, with only vague awareness of my surroundings.
We'd viewed Ask Me Anything the evening before,