Monthly Archives: April 2012

30 Days Till Showtime: Performing…Tonight!

4:58 A.M.: One eye opens to a beautiful, sunny day.  Feel giddy.  Remember we’ve got our group show tonight!  A great chance to run our new work and build a spirit of community with our fellow dancers. Excellent.  C’mon girl,  go back to sleep or … Continue reading

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30 Days Till Showtime: Hero in Your Own Mind

I don’t know about you, but I find that performing offers a wonderful guide for living.  Just as dancing provides a great metaphor for the bigger picture.  (Thanks, Florinda, for reminding me of how much I love extrapolating life lessons from my dancing).  With a variety of performances coming … Continue reading

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30 Days Till Showtime: Dance, Baby

Overwhelmed.  That’s where I can get to so easily at this point in the process.  So many things clamor for your attention, it’s hard to shush everyone and stay focused. Grounded. Now when I feel like this–on a good day– I ask … Continue reading

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30 Days Till Showtime: Dance or Write?

So, we’ve got about 4 weeks until our contemporary dance concert here goes up. Heading home after rehearsal, I’m spilling items out of my many bags stuffed with costumes, video equipment, CDs, snacks.   I feel as if steam must … Continue reading

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For the Sad Convenience Store Cashier

Bleary-eyed after being on the road for days, you half stumble out of the car when you stop for gas on the long drive home. You rush into the attached convenience store where the young woman presiding over it greets you … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

I admit it: I have not historically been a great traveler. OK.  So,  I’ve been a prickly, difficult traveler.  But that’s historically speaking.   I’ve turned over a new leaf.  Or at least I’m trying to.    Because I’ve come … Continue reading

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Joy? Make Mine a Double, Please (Charms #14)

For the longest time, I think I was under the misapprehension that happiness and joy needed to happen TO me.  Ahhhh, wouldn’t it be swell if that were true?  Just kick back and without any effort, VOILA! It just happens.  Not. That doesn’t lessen … Continue reading

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