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Jesus was a refugee

Years ago, as I was moving away from one city with my husband and new born daughter into an uncertain future, a friend gave me a Christmas present. It was a little porcelain statue of Joseph leading a donkey with … Continue reading

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Mae Swe

After a long, bitter winter and a busy, busy spring, I am at last able to return to that project that has been on the burner for awhile now:  the Mae Sway Project. I am in the midst of gathering … Continue reading

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Name that plate…

In a time when images of willful wild destruction of property are in the news, I am reminded of a ceremony I participated in: Name That Plate. A number of years ago I held a ceremony at the time of … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes.

I am fortunate to teach a two-week long theater day-camp every summer for 9 to 13 year olds.  It’s a popular camp with many returning campers.  We teach the kids how to create original characters, how to create original scenes, … Continue reading

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It’s not just the thought that counts…

There are times when we have the best of intentions and life jumps up and gets in the way. A flat tire.  A sick child.  An unexpected phone call that throws everything else you have planned out the window. And then … Continue reading

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My life is like the candy aisle…

Just like the candy aisle at your local CVS or grocery store, it’s not even Halloween and I’m in the thick of thinking about Christmas. This will be the 8th year that I’ve helped create, develop and perform in Touchstone … Continue reading

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all hallo-weeny

Halloween is fast approaching.  It used to be, when my own children were young,  that I spent hours preparing my house for the little ghosts, goblins, princesses, expensively bought and home-made fantasy creatures that would dutifully toil up my sidewalk. … Continue reading

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of sparkles and emergency rooms

This was my day today: 12:08am.  Husband wakes me up to ask, “does my lip look swollen to you?” 3:30am.  Take husband to ER because not only is his lip swollen, so is his lower face. Between 5am and 1pm … Continue reading

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The power of listening

I am involved in a theater project (with Touchstone Theatre)that is utilizing a process of “story gathering” for the base material from which I will write a play. That play is scheduled to be produced in April, 2014 (no pressure or … Continue reading

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Does anybody know what time it really is?

I just spent three weeks away:  away from the phone, the television, my cell-phone.  I spent it away from easy internet access. I just spent three weeks with:  with my husband, with friends, with art-galleries and historical sites, with great … Continue reading

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