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Praise for libraries, clogs…the list goes on

It’s that blessing-counting time of year again. It’s good, right? To be reminded once a year (cuz we need reminding!) to count our blessings and to explain to our kid what thanksgiving means. After this year’s explanation of thanksgiving/Thanksgiving/gratitude, my daughter told me she was thankful for lollipops. I told her I was thankful for… Continue reading Praise for libraries, clogs…the list goes on

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Getting (or not getting) what you want on Election Day

Tomorrow is Election Day. It seems like a lot is at stake this year. Whew. Like many people, I will be on pins and needles hoping hoping hoping watching watching watching as the votes are tallied. My guy! My guy! My guy! I want my guy to win! Four years ago on Election Day, my… Continue reading Getting (or not getting) what you want on Election Day

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A rather cranky meditation on fear

I’ve done many things I regret*. (No, I'm not going to list them here. Hee.) A few very big things, many medium and small things, and hundreds of teeny thoughts or words or actions that pile up drop by drop over time. Here I am wading up to my knees in regrets – I wish… Continue reading A rather cranky meditation on fear

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Five for wheels-turning

So, just fyi, I'll be off next week for good behavior, and return again on Monday, Oct. 15. In the meantime, if you'd like to do some reading related to theatre, art-making, feminism, vulnerability or empathy, see the list of five below. I'd love to know if you have reactions to any of these. They… Continue reading Five for wheels-turning

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Fifty smiley moments…delight without the cheese.

This is my TWENTIETH blog post. Yippee! Ten blog posts ago, I decided that every tenth post will be a list post. I'm hoping this one will support one of my pet personal projects – soaking up the delightful moments that life provides. I've done a lot of soul-searching over the last year – ok,… Continue reading Fifty smiley moments…delight without the cheese.

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Time squeeze + full heart

Several events converged this weekend -- the usual last minute preparations for a show opening this coming Thursday and the sudden sickness of my eleven-year old cat. Despite having a lovely long weekend, the time I set aside to craft my weekly blog post was sucked away by hours spent in several different veterinary offices,… Continue reading Time squeeze + full heart

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Good fit bad fit

I’ve been wearing bras in the wrong size for over 20 years! Gasp! So, there’s that. This shocking discovery occurred last Saturday, when I spontaneously decided to shop for better, nicer, less hateful bras than the ones I owned which were always annoying me with their back straps riding up or their shoulder straps falling… Continue reading Good fit bad fit

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31 questions and then some…

I love questions. In particular, I love making lists of questions. Perhaps that's because life seems like a series of questions strung together over time [What are we doing? Where are my keys? What's next? Why did I say that? Who cares? etc.] Making lists of questions feels really empowering to me. I guess that's… Continue reading 31 questions and then some…

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How to fall like a cat

I'm intensely afraid of falling. Roller coasters? Um, an emphatic NO THANK YOU. I don't have that fun kind of titillating scary wheeeee! experience on the coasters. I despise them. I fear them. Even riding the Ferris wheel at the NC State Fair has me muttering protective spells under my breath and trying not to… Continue reading How to fall like a cat

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Beauteous silliness: 10 moments of fun and liberation

This is my tenth blog post! Hurrah! To celebrate TEN (and then the next ten and next ten, etc.), I thought I'd do a list of ten with a twist. The twist is that I start the list, and you finish it. In this case, I provide items 1-8, and you make suggestions for the… Continue reading Beauteous silliness: 10 moments of fun and liberation