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On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking
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On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking

It’s Earth Day 2017 and I’m not marching; I’m meditating. As President Twit and his handlers summarily and systematically dismantle decades of incremental progress forward, we have all been struck with a feeling of violent unreality. It’s been like being hit, in slow motion, by a Mack Truck. And I know, because that happened to me. … Continue reading

Un Affare da Ricordare… (An Affair to Remember)
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Un Affare da Ricordare… (An Affair to Remember)

I  don’t know what was more heart stopping—the weird adventure that inspired me, the dangerous feeling of discovering new literary territory, or finding the nerve to read something “a-spicy” to an audience…. but altogether, bringing Carla White’s hot supernatural romance to life through Cosima was like stepping into an alternate universe. The “Afternoon at the Caffe Florian” Carnevale … Continue reading

Angel’s Trumpet
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Angel’s Trumpet

Thunder in the darkness before the day of reckoning Violent winds lash rain like hate speech Against every window, every screen After sunrise, a white blossom lies in the mud Frozen, tattered, spattered, silent Defiantly perfect. —Kristen Caven 1/20/17 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dearest Readers, I am starting a Patreon … Continue reading

I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?
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I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?

In preparation for Hillary Clinton’s landslide win on election day, I choreographed “I Am Woman“ by Helen Reddy for my Zumba class. In searching for this feminist anthem on iTunes, I flashed back to my first rock concert (with my divorced-and-discovering-her-power mom), and then stumbled on this generation’s version. When you compare the lyrics to Jordin Sparks’ (yes, highly dance-able) “empowering female … Continue reading