Category Archives: Life

The List – What You Consider Great Art

When I called out for great art, you responded in spades. 13 responses before I even went to bed that night! I’ve read/watched a few (marked with stars), but there are so many more here than I will be able … Continue reading

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Send me your art

Dear World: I’m struggling this year. I thought I’d left the struggle behind at the end of 2016, that the sunshine peeking through this week had cleared it all away. Not so. I’m in need of lights of art to … Continue reading

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One Word 2017

What has the new year brought so far? I’ve heard it said that what you do on the first day of the New Year is a precursor to what that year will be. Then again, I don’t make new year’s resolutions, I … Continue reading

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An American Playwright in Canada (Post 2016 Election)

I meant to share this article, my latest contribution to HowlRound, a few weeks ago. An American Playwright in Canada It’s the first of a three part series about new play development in the United States and Canada. I straddle the border … Continue reading

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My First Quarter Century: Year in Review

The constant stream of social media and calendar engagements makes it difficult to see what I have accomplished every year of my life. This was a big one, as predicted by everything that brought in my 25th year. Pictured: First … Continue reading

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Living in Community, Why I Stayed in Canada

Canada has been filled with so many unexpected surprises. (I should have known that when I took the plunge three years ago, huh?) These surprise opportunities have provided the most compelling reasons for remaining in Canada post-graduation. One in particular … Continue reading

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Poetry with Doug’s Rules for Constructive Criticism

Disclaimer: I don’t remember the actual rules from my first official writing workshop. I do distinctly remember putting them all up on a sheet of paper the afternoon before meeting our poetry instructor, Doug, at the Young Writer’s Workshop. Almost … Continue reading

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The Rule of Three’s

Physical injuries aren’t a normal occurrence in my life. And this year it seems as if I’m oddly accident-prone. In December, I twisted my ankle. Or foot, more accurately. While dancing at a playwriting retreat, I jumped up… and fell … Continue reading

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What does it take to conquer your fears?

I’m tending to realize there’s one essential key to conquering my most paralyzing fears. It’s that bitch of an answer I know is true but hate hearing again and again when I’m working on my writing, after painful relationship transitions, after any transition. … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Solo, a Collection of Writer’s Pilgrimages

In this bright new year, it feels right to read about journeys. Pilgrimages, whatever that means. So I finally cracked Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage. To Margaret Atwood, it means traveling through literary and scientific history to Baffin Bay. To Katherine … Continue reading

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