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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am an architect and father from Cambridge, MA. The blog's name, The Awkward Pose, refers a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build leg strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity out from under our feet. The objective is to achieve balance without stability. The blog features entries that address opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. Entries emphasize my personal experience in yoga, my evolving connection with Haiti, and my observations as a citizen of the United States.

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease

“Inhale. Raise your arms out wide and overhead.” Charles’ right arm lifted 45 degrees off his hips. His left arm lagged, though it pivoted a few inches higher. His left hand bent at an odd angle. “Can you straighten your … Continue reading

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Interview – Architecture by Moonlight

The MIT Alumni Association produces a podcast each month that highlights an alumni’s book. This month features Architecture by Moonlight. Thanks for Joe McGonegal and Brielle Domings for drawing insights between my MIT experiences of forty years ago with my … Continue reading

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Let Pilobolus Build the New World Order

I attended an incredible workshop this week; WBUR Cognoscenti published my thoughts about letting the improvisational dance group Pilobolus show the world how to lead, follow, and all get along. Since Cognoscenti doesn’t pitch events, the awkward poser can recommend that … Continue reading

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Two Lookin’ Atcha

The refrigerator shelves were almost empty. My middle-aged brain couldn’t concoct a breakfast from leftover chili, half a dozen eggs, kidney beans, two day-old rice, diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, and a jar of strawberry jam. Until I realized the meager … Continue reading

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Architecture by Moonlight

Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life, is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and University of Missouri Press. Please join me at an author event around Boston, and attend a remembrance at the Cambridge Public Library on January … Continue reading

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Frivolous Intentions

I’ve been practicing CorePower Yoga for a year now, which means a year’s worth of Intention. Making an Intention in yoga class was new to me. At first it felt forced. Then I got into the spirit of Intention and … Continue reading

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Old Schwamb Mill

Veer off of Mass Ave onto Lowell Street in Arlington, take the first right on Mill Lane, walk a hundred yards and step back 150 years. That’s when  Old Schwamb Mill, custom oval frame manufactory began creating the most beautiful … Continue reading

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