Eating My Fudge (Brown Sugar)

“What is the matter with you?” asked my husband as I handed him a Martha Stewart recipe for penuche (brown sugar fudge), trying to entice him to whip me up a batch in his spare time. Penuche is impossible to find outside New England.  It was a childhood favorite.  In a stroke of genius I […]

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How are Ticket Sales?

At rehearsal today, Doug’s dancers and I exchange warm smiles when we meet.  We’ve become friends now, each grateful and deeply appreciative of the work we each do.   After pleasantries,  they eagerly ask the question I wish they wouldn’t. ” “How are ticket sales?”  “I’m not sure,” I answer, with as much  nonchalance as […]

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Friendship

It’s so nice to have good friends you can count on who will surprise you with their generosity.  My friends in the dance world are particularly close to me.  And cherished. We turn to each other to share the passion and the precariousness, the thrills and the angst of the dance world.  We cheer each […]

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Moved to Tears

Tears of joy don’t come often in life.  When they do arrive, they catch me by surprise.  It’s a deep experience.  Spiritual too.  The ego is lost for a moment in the miraculousness of the present moment. So it was this morning, as I sat in the Lobero Theatre watching the Elkins dancers rehearse and […]

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