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Being Original

Being Original

My friend, John McCrite, invited me to the Ahmanson Theater to a performance at of Swan Lake, re-choreographed and staged by Matthew Bourne in 1995. The original ballet with music by Tchaikovsky, premiered by the Bolshoi Company in 1877, is one of the most popular...

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Can’t We All Get Along?

Can’t We All Get Along?

In May, 1992, there was a brutal police beating of an African American man named Rodney King. When the officers involved were acquitted in a trial, six days of riots broke out that resulted in 2,383 injuries and 63 deaths. In the midst of the riots, Rodney King held a...

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Consistency

Consistency

This is my 100th weekly blog. When I realized that this morning, I had to lean back and take a deep breath. I reviewed some of the topics I’ve written about and recalled how it felt when I started. I couldn't imagine how I would reach other people and...

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EMBRACING FEAR

EMBRACING FEAR

An Australian friend came to stay with me this week for a few days. We hadn’t seen each other for years and as we did what she likes to call “chin wagging” (talking non-stop about anything and everything), we picked up right where we had left off. We...

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Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion

Over the last few weeks, while my new book, “A Friendly Guide to Writing and Ghostwriting” is being produced and printed, (Pub date January 14, 2020), I’ve been feeling disoriented. I was so immersed in it, so passionate about writing, rewriting,...

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Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

My Weekly blog I was visiting my dear friend, David Kessler, a few days ago when he handed me a copy of his latest book, FINDING MEANING, The Sixth Stage of Grief. He had tears in his eyes and so did I, as I held the offering that he was about to put out into the...

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Becoming More

Becoming More

Becoming More I had dinner with a friend this week and I said something that surprised me. She and I had a long history of friendship that we treasured. We had traveled together, we had shared countless dinners and stories, we had been privy to each...

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Pausing to take a breath

Pausing to take a breath

I had a ghost writing client some years back who was a highly successful motivational speaker. She had all the accouterments that came from earning the big bucks: a house in Malibu, Italian bedding that felt like heaven, a closetful of designer...

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Do Something or get off the pot

Do Something or get off the pot

Back in the sixties and seventies, my friends and I were activists. Granted, we did too many drugs and went on strange cleansing rituals. We had lots of sex didn't take precautions, but we were there for each other. We always had a place to be on...

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Trusting Your Gut

Trusting Your Gut

I recently ended a writing project and returned the payment. Repaying someone is kind of painful but this time, it wasn’t. I had taken on something that didn’t work for me and I felt a wild sense of freedom when I let it go. I can’t say that I didn't...

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