Me being me!

June 6, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

Going deeper than our masks of composure In all about love bell hooks cites M. Scott Peck’s definition of community: The coming together of a group of individuals “who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other, whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant commitment to … Read More


May 24, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

Happy anniversary Happy Anniversary to me! I’ve been blogging for one year, where’d the time go? After digging into my calendar, I found that I was rehearsing We Live Here at Hand2Mouth Theatre a year ago. During that process, through my audio description mentor Cheryl Green, I learned about an offering from Curiosity Paradox. It … Read More

Better Late Than A No Show

April 19, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

I’m late for a very important date. I just watched the Boston Marathon on ESPN. OH. MY. GOSH. I often end up in tears at sporting events, and watching the Boston Marathon this morning was no exception. Five women, after twenty-five miles, battled, yes, battled to win. Watching reminds me to continue showing up fully … Read More

The Wearin’ o’ the Green

March 17, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

Good mourning Have you made an error that was so glaring that you couldn’t believe you made it at all? We’ve created the trailer for Mourning Has Broken, and if you can support us in the home stretch, the Go Fund Me is live. That said, there wasn’t an audio description on the trailer first … Read More

Opening the Heart

February 11, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

My dear collaborators Merideth Kaye Clark and Stephanie Lynne Smith and I have been working away, busy rehearsing Hey Old Friends. We will play at Wilfs Restaurant on February 24th. We’re expanding our initial show that sold out at ReSound NW: A Place to Sing, and I am beginning to learn “The Road You Didn’t … Read More

The Eyes of My Daruma Doll

January 10, 2023By susannahmarsUncategorized

Happy New Year Lots of friends are celebrating the arrival of the 2023rd year of the Common Era or Anno Domini. Some will celebrate the Lunar New Year in the Spring, Rosh Hashanah in the Fall, Nowruz in the Spring, Pahela Baisakhi in April, or Diwali in the Fall. Recently, my daughter gave me a … Read More

December Deep Dive

December 11, 2022By susannahmarsUncategorized

Sing, sing-a-song Above I’m sharing another crosshatch drawing by Meadow, my mentee from Family of Friends. Meadow’s art is essential to our animated short documentary, Mourning Has Broken. The Alt ID beneath it is for blind and low-vision folks. Innovative audio description and closed captions will be created for our final film. It will be … Read More

Everything Is Art

October 4, 2022By susannahmarsUncategorized

Above I’m sharing two cross-hatch drawings by my mentee from Family of Friends, Meadow. Meadow’s art is essential to our animated short documentary, Mourning Has Broken, for which we are in the final throes of fundraising. These drawings have Alt ID for blind and low vision folks. The audio description will be featured in our … Read More

Everything Is Connected

September 13, 2022By susannahmarsUncategorized

Hello treasured friends. This is a strange and winding road, this life. This summer, my family and I traveled to Normandy, France. The photo above is of Etrétat, a picturesque town there. I first fell in love with Etrétat watching Lupin on Netflix, based on Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar. My obsession with French … Read More