Monthly Archives: November 2015

Santa Hat : A Practice in Positivity

I took my Santa Hat out today for its maiden voyage of this year.  It’s my thirteenth or fourteenth year of wearing the Hat at Christmastime. And already another year of learning the same priceless lessons: that being positive and … Continue reading

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kiss at dawn

when the sun lifts these autumnal cloud covers to kiss woodsy foreheads like a nurturing mother like a tender lover you know you are home  

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Kindness, Kindness, Kindness

I think about kindness a lot.  Kindness is redemptive, heartwarming, inspiring, infectious, transformative–whether we are its witness, donor or recipient.  And we all know how a simple act of kindness can offer hope, light the way, save a life… or … Continue reading

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“When you come to a fork in the road…

…take it.” Yogi Berra’s inimitable quote has been on my mind a lot recently. I’ve been in several performance situations in which I have had a clear choice to make between doing things the way I so often have and … Continue reading

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trailing beauty

  “Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”~Howard Thurman

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When Falling Isn’t Failing

I fall down a lot.  Sure, many of my falls are intentional, a key part of my modern/postmodern dancing. But I also have a noteworthy number of unplanned stumbles, trips, totters.  All of which have gotten me to think a … Continue reading

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My (New) Santa Hat Tradition Begins

  It’s November 2003 and I’m waiting. Waiting in a long checkout line of holiday shoppers at a huge store that sells bath and bedroom items.  I am happy to be out and about with my twin teenage daughters on … Continue reading

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