Inspired by a poster I saw at a protest (whoever thought of it is a genius), I once intended to create and syndicate an ongoing cartoon panel with an environmental theme. When it took me six months to create the first three editions, I realized I could never output one a week. Still, these three […]
My ancestors are either bursting with pride or rolling in their graves. My animated (storyboarded) play, The Dirndl Diaspora, is getting great reviews! Grab a ticket here and see it while you can! This 90-minute animated/storyboarded feature-length film was written as a play + fashion show for Oaktoberfest, but 2020 decided we can’t have live theater, […]
Before you read this…take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. By the end of this article you’ll know why I suggest this… Back in January, when the […]
I’m thinking about LOVE this week (one of my very favorite topics). And chocolate. And music! I created an event in 2017 about the sweetness of all these things. “La Dolce Vita” (I’m always on an Italian theme this time of year too, ruined by the magic of Carnevale) featured songs on the theme by […]
In Beth Barany’s weekly live #askaWritingCoach chat on BLAB, she interviewed me about adaptation of creative works into different media. It was great to have a chance to sit down and think through how many media The Souls of Her Feet has morphed through in its long development. (As the first in a trilogy!) Why, if I’d been […]
I was stopped in my tracks this morning when my clever and funny husband pointed to the top of a car we were passing on our walk. The beads of water that had collected after last night’s kiss of needed moisture were crazed with ice, and a thick layer of frost grew up all around. […]
Check out the trailer for “Invocation,” a piano & projected poetry performance (say that ten times fast) I created in collaboration with Franz Liszt and concert pianist Daniel Finnamore. It premiered on January 17th to an amazed audience at Oakland Technical High School, invoking a new century at a centennial celebration. (Read more about it […]
I remember how my stomach sank when I learned my first banned book had to be removed from the shelves! Read all about it in Perfectly Revolting. It’s no Joy of Sex, but it comes very close!
There is no describing my experience reading at The Literary Foolery Cabaret in San Francisco…I must show it!