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BLACKOUT

BLACKOUT

BLACKOUT Waiting for the lights to come backon. Waiting to hear the whirring of my printer warming up. The phones ringing. The buzz of the refrigerator.  The sound of ice dropping into the tray. The pilot light firing up the burners on my stove. The annoying voices of...

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Expect the Best

Expect the Best

EXPECT THE BEST When I was a young ballet dancer in training, we were aboutto have a recital. We were doing a version of Alice in Wonderland and I wanted to be Alice. My hair was long and blonde like hers, I was the right age and I imagined wearing a blue pinafore...

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST?

MY WEEKLY BLOG WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST? Art is not about competition. It’s about revelation. Revealing who you are and how you feel from the inside out. Art is not about winning or succeeding. It's about finding what is hidden and exposing it in its most raw...

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MELTDOWN

MELTDOWN

Before I begin this blog, I want to be clear that this is not a call for help. I’m not looking for any suggestions about what to do. I’m fine now. Not the kind of “fine” that you say out of habit. I’m in balance again, I’ve recovered from my latest bout, but I’d like...

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Warrior Of The Mind

Warrior Of The Mind

The first time someone told me to “Stay safe,” was when I was working on a book with a retired Secret Service agent. I’d met him for lunch and when we were leaving to go to our cars, he looked me in the eye and said those two words. Stay Safe. It felt warm, like he...

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Bad Habits

Bad Habits

I woke up a few days ago with my mind racing. I felt anxious, as if something were terribly wrong or something bad was about to happen. I got up, started my day and I racked my brain to figure out what was bothering me. Had I had a bad dream? I didn't remember one....

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