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Yes! We ARE Artists

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … Continue reading

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A Different Voice: Musings from the Marshlands

  I attended a gathering recently, a newcomer to a group of people who have been working hard together for some time.  After a policy decision was announced and explained by the decision-maker, the meeting drifted on.  But something rankled … Continue reading

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More Vulnerability: Life Lessons from Dancing

Being in performance mode again last week highlighted for me that ever present, and often loathed, human condition: vulnerability.  We human types are constantly “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Yet, we often … Continue reading

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Something To Live For (Still)

  I’ve found myself repeatedly in situations lately in which I’ve attempted to recount all of the amazing gifts dance has bestowed me…boundlessly enriching and expanding my life. Since I am rededicating myself to sharing this dance passion as broadly … Continue reading

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Making Art Is A Political Act–Reprise

Choreographer and master dance teacher, Dan Wagoner, used to us to remind us often of this truth, which I wrote about here.  His wise words have echoed endlessly for me… perhaps no more so than these days. So, I was … Continue reading

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The Magical Potion of Passion

  Last night, a faraway friend came for dinner and described his excitement at getting back to his passion: scuba diving.  I knew both about the longstanding passion and the lengthy gap between now and when he used to dive … Continue reading

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