Duck and Cover!?

I cannot/will not hold myself or an artist hostage to ticket sales! Change and evolution in our culture cannot come from fear of speaking out or of making waves. Mark’s message, which I believe strongly in, will be there for all of us who are willing to look at the truth of our times while still maintaining hope. I was challenged to consider my own role in being an agent of change. For now, I’ve found my role in supporting Mark’s work and vision.

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Shifting Focus!

  Twice a year I am surprised by the calendar. The first shock hits soon after Labor Day when the inevitable countdown to the holidays begins, culminating in December in a minimum two week bacchanale of self indulgence and excess.  The second awakening happens soon after the holidays wind down.  Now I am keenly aware […]

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Gratitude

There’s always the possibility of getting hokey when writing words of gratitude.  Our culture is inundated with platitudes about gratitude.  Here are a few more:   By now, you’re either gagging or loving these sentiments.  But, come this time of year, I can’t resist thinking of all that I’m grateful for.  Since this is a […]

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Fun(d) Raising Frenzy

It’s THAT time of year again.  Your mailbox is telling you the holidays are approaching. It’s  starting to bulge with an excess of appeals from non-profit organizations you’ve supported in the past and some you never knew existed.  What’s a well-intentioned person to do? As the Executive Director of a non-profit arts organization, I too […]

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Beauty, Indoors and Out

Last week I had an opportunity to visit the beguiling city of San Francisco.  I stayed in a small hotel overlooking shimmering San Francisco Bay. Sunbeams danced on the water during the day and moonbeams by night.  Laid out before me was one of those spectacular views that it’s hard to look away from. A more […]

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Bragging rights

bragging rights noun  Definition of BRAGGING RIGHTS:  entitlement to boast about something As a parent, when my children are successful, I am very happy for them.  I feel pride. I might share their achievements with those close to me, but as a whole, I dislike sounding as if I’m bragging, so I often keep their achievements […]

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Remove my Name from Your Mailing List!

A letter which was addressed incorrectly was recently put into my hands years after it had been written. The first line read, “Please remove my name permanently from your mailing list.” That sentence got my attention immediately.  How had I offended? The letter continued, “I don’t think I’ll be risking any more of your performances.” […]

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Sinful!

I have a confession to make.  Since there is currently no pope in office and especially since I am not a Catholic,  I’ve decided, in 21st century fashion, to admit online that I have sinned. Not just the sin of coveting my neighbor’s shiny Airstream trailer, or of chowing down pastel Easter confections on Passover. It is […]

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Bliss

  I walked into the quiet theatre yesterday on the second week of DANCEworks 2013, eager to see what Larry Keigwin was up to. To enter the theatre on an ordinary non performance day is to enter a sanctuary.  A very different kind of  “space.”   Somehow the spirits of past performances seem embedded within […]

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Seizeth the Moment!

We’ve been planning for this moment for months and now it’s here!  Keigwin + Company is officially in residence in Santa Barbara at the Lobero Theatre for DANCEworks 2013.  For me, it’s the most exciting time of my Santa Barbara year.  ( I only do this jump once at sunset by the beach during DW’s […]

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