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A Poet's Life

June 26, 2017 – Leonard Cohen

There is a rather funny story behind this book. I was visiting a friend in Naples and decided to spend an afternoon at Barnes & Noble. As is the case with me, the first section I go to is poetry. I was scanning the shelves and saw this book. When I took it off the…
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May 17, 2017 – On Fertile Ground/Opening August 15, 2017

I’ve finally gotten into the groove of writing again and have outlined quite a bit of my upcoming one-woman show. I’m so excited. I’ve decided to title it, On Fertile Ground. It will be a combination of poetry, storytelling, dance, music, and images. It is the story of my survival with a happy ending. I’m already…
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February 27, 2017 – Taking a Creative Leap!

I absolutely love when I make creative decisions. I also feel a sense of anxiety in realizing how much time, energy, love, and commitment will go into a project. There is that nagging voice in the back of my mind saying, “What if you’re not good enough, or your work actually sucks, or why would you…
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February 25, 2017 – Snippets/An Accordion? Really?

At a very young age, I fell in love with the piano. There were many times in my childhood when my dad wasn’t around because he was on maneuvers, working weird shifts, or in Vietnam fighting a war. Those were the times when I saw my mom smile. We used to listen to records. My…
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February 24, 2017 – From Where Do You Draw Inspiration?

Inspiration is never in short supply when I think of the people I admire. I am very much drawn to creatives that just take the leap of faith and follow their dreams with such passion and commitment that it’s plain to see why they succeed. There are a couple of ladies in the forefront for me right…
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January 29, 2017 – Snippets/My Love Affair With Music

I am of a generation that had the wonderful gift of vinyl. My record collection was one of my most prized possessions growing up. I got my first “stereo record player” when I was 14. It was the big present that year for Christmas. I remember it flipped out from its base and the two…
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Education, the death of an artist, and eventual resurrection

I am a true believer in education. I am a also a true believer that in some instances and educator can kill an artist. When I was in High School, all I wanted was to become a writer. I journaled and wrote poetry and stories I never shared. I did my assignments in English class…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/16/13

I could write volumes of gratitudes today! I spent the evening with some of the most powerful and impacting women and men I’ve ever met. All life difficulties aside, all ego aside, all differences aside, these women and men, these survivors and advocates came together for an evening of empowerment and reaching out to those…
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Back on the radar

I could approach this subject from a multitude of levels, however, the best way to get my feelings across is to just put a life experience out there. Saturday night,  my friend Darla and I went out for a glass of wine and some nice relaxing Reggae music at a local bar/coffee shop called the…
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Reinvention is a state of being

“Reinvention is a state of being, not just a state of mind…” ~rml~ I can remember before summer came around and I was pulled back into a 9-6, M-F grind, how great it felt to take a walk around the lake every morning.  Four laps equals just a bit over 2 miles. With fanny pack…
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