They say that childbirth is one of the most painful experiences a woman can go through. But afterwards, you forget the pain because they bring you your beautiful baby and love overrides the memory of the pain. But I didn’t have a baby. I had a tumor. And quite frankly, that thing was a real … More The C Word – Part 1
Journalism and the free press are honorable institutions which I have always revered. I was briefly the editor of my high school newspaper, but was more comfortable in my role as photo editor. I just never felt I had the confrontational chutzpah to get to the truth in a journalistic interview. So I always revered … More Hope for the future of Journalism and the integrity of the written word
Hi all! Wow, this has been one of the busiest summers as a performer that I can recall! I know it’s been awhile since I wrote, but I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to update you on my ventures and do a little shameless promoting, lol! … More SINGING, DANCING, LAUGHING and MAKING MAGIC!
Just a short post today, An update, if you will. As you may know, I’ve been distancing myself from social media. I’ll be writing a very involved piece about that soon. But in the meantime, I just wanted to note that I have been using the excess time, clarity and lack of anxiety (normally caused … More Music Heals
The Case for Space: how micro-living is killing culture. A few years ago, my husband and I began our search to buy a condo. Both of us are performing artists who dabble in other “real world” jobs to sustain ourselves. We had moved to Vancouver after a decade in NYC, and were watching the housing … More The Case for Space
Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak ~John Donne I love letters. I love writing them and I love reading them. I love the whole idea of them. Their tangibility. The inherent romance in the idea of a human hand putting pen to paper. Thoughts streaming from the mind, relaying … More Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Adventures in real life. I left Vancouver on May 29th to help clear out my family home in Minnesota and get it ready for sale. My parents bought the house new in 1984 and it eventually inherited the detrius from my grandparents’ homes as well. Plus, my parents never threw anything away. Broken, cracked, obsolete…it … More The Big Purge
In the wake of the most recent mass murder incident in Orlando, I want to talk a bit about creation as catharsis. Creating something is always a cathartic experience for me in some way, no matter what the project. But some of my most resonant art has come from times in my life when I … More Creation as Catharsis
Today was the first day of my artist’s residency. I packed up my computer and yoga mat and headed over to the city’s arts centre. It’s not a dance studio, but a multi-function public arts space and gallery. I put on some of my favorite lush jazz (Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Diana Krall) to fit … More Day One – Dance Residency!
When I set out to try to create my own headpiece for the number, I went to a samba frame site for inspiration. … More The making of my SUN headpiece – DIY