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What you really want

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I had a dream that I was carrying around a placenta in a leaky fabric pouch. It was warm and very Waldorf-y and kind of a mess. I began to feel dread. I had done something wrong. Been negligent. Cause irreparable harm. Then I realized the placenta belonged […]

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Saying Uncle

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I took myself on an artist date the other day. I went to see Clemency because I wanted to see powerhouse acting and that I did (Whoa–that Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge!), but ultimately the story was too unrelenting for me, without redemption, justice, or […]

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Terrible Reviews

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When I was 18, I went to an acting conservatory. There were about 20 of us in my class, ranging from 18, me, the youngest, to some in their mid-30s. The director of the program, one of our acting teachers, was a gritty, straight-talking, chain-smoking […]

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Get in the Inspiration Business

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What business do you want to be in? The money-making business? The influence-gaining business? The play-it-safe business? The go-with-the-flow business? I’m 60 years old and I’m still figuring out what I want to do with my life but I’m clear that the business I want […]

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Sing it

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I like when I discover I’m more than I thought I was. It can happen by accident or by grace or after a period of hard, hard work. It can happen by pushing through or letting go, dropping down or leaping off into the unknown. […]

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Focus on your WHY

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I did a presentation of Part 2 of my solo show last week. On the ride there, I started feeling nervous, so instead of focusing on how I would do or whether I was ‘ready’, I pulled into a rest area and recorded my WHY. […]

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First BE.

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I have a dear friend who is an amazing painter. She’s been an artist as long as I can remember (we were toddlers together). Her artistic sensibilities delight me, inspire me, and influence me. I own a number of her paintings. They feed me every […]