2 September

Another One Rides The Bus

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        I’m leaving my hermetically sealed commute, stepping out of my Honda Insight and onto the MAX train, continuing my experiment in love and kindness. I’m thinking let’s see what happens in 30 days.  As you many know, today is day three. I gravitate to a seat alone, and at this hour, […]

2 September

Experiments in Love and Trust

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      I’m working on a new project; the working title is Experiments in Love and Trust. I’m in the NW Dance Project’s space, courtesy of the dear Sarah Slipper, and if you’re reading this then maybe you might be interested in coming out there; 211 NE 10th Ave (at Davis St) to dance […]

29 August

It’s A Matter Of Trust

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    Nothing like a trip to Disneyland to put one in mind of a thorough cleanse. Mind, body, the whole shebang. Yes. I need to cleanse my mind and body after visiting the “Happiest Place On Earth.” Two caramel apples at Disneyland? Delicious. Corn on the cob slathered with…hmmm….not sure, but god it was […]

24 August

It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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I’m getting ready to do a couple of pledge drives for Oregon Public Broadcasting this week and next, which I enjoy so much. Mr. Rogers, I think, was the first bridge between me and my father, and  I’ve been a public television believer ever since. We were on the floor watching Mr. Rogers when the show […]

22 August

Get Real

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I back up my computer, just like you’re supposed to, and agonize over the possibility of losing “everything” just like you.   “Lose everything?”   Hmmm….what do we really have to lose? I have to giggle at this machine , this ridiculous false sense of meaningfulness, because, hello, I’m going to leave this insanely brilliant planet, […]

20 August

Tick Tock

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      Tick tock.   Cells dying, cells renewing.   People leaving.   Tick tock.   Cicadas chirping.   Flowers blooming only to be folded back into blood stained earth.   Tick tock.   Me and the world and those ticking clocks; relentlessly ticking clocks.  Some clocks I care about; my husband’s, my daughter’s, […]

26 May

Lovett Me

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Lovett Me

When I walk the pier and stand, my face to the sea, the breeze dances salt on my lips. The whitecaps are Jackson Pollack; unpredictable rhythm. The wind whispers Ohm. I am everything and nothing. I am love. I am.   When I walk to the apron of the stage and stand, my face to […]

8 May

Stop Time

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Everything one needs to know one can learn from a musical. I’m testing out this theory, and the first song that comes to mind is Stop Time from the musical Big. You won’t be surprised by that, I’m sure, when you learn that my oldest daughter is graduating from college next weekend. Stop Time. My […]

3 May

Back To Before

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  This blog post title is a red herring. Back to Before is the title of a wonderful song from the musical Ragtime, by Stephen Flaherty Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally. I woke up this morning thinking about who’s come before me as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. When I played Parthy in Showboat at […]

24 April

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd; An Adventure in Artslandia

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Long time no blog! It occurred to me that working on the role of Mrs. Lovett for Portland Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd would be good for me to track, so here, six months into my process of learning the show, and about two weeks until we start official rehearsals on May 9th, I’m going […]