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Back in the Saddle

I've only ridden a horse once in my life so don't really know what getting back in the saddle feels like, but Back on the Blog sounds less dramatic.

I haven't been completely idle. I write and play music almost…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Zone

I'm grateful for the zone. The elusive place where performance flows without effort. Easy to imagine but so difficult to find.

The zone is commonly referred to in terms of athletic performance but any of us can find…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Improv

                                      Photo Credit: The Making Box

I'm grateful for improv. The way it teaches me to cherish failure. The way it exercises my ability to think quickly, listen closely and stay in the moment. Most of all I'm grateful for…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Audience

Taking on a personal challenge this December that I'm calling Gratitude from A to Z. Each of the next 26 days I am riffing on one thing that I am grateful for. My purpose is to exercise a…

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Practicing Performance

 

I spilled a lot of words on this blog earlier this year and then suddenly in June, the carafe appeared empty. Other muses called my name -  music performance and improv training. I've spent a lot of time…

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Improvising for Fun and Profit

I've always had an interest in comedy. My earliest comedic performances took place in elementary school classrooms where I was quick with a zinger in response to what was happening around me. It often got me into trouble with the…

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Finding Your Audience

There are over seven billion people on the planet right now. If you are creating something, you should be able to find an audience for your work somewhere. 

Audience building depends largely on your reasons for producing creative work…

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The Performance of Art

It's difficult to get up in front of people. I think we all experience some level of anxiety when faced with speaking, performing or even large social gatherings. I struggled with stage fright for many years when I first started…

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The Anatomy of Laughter

I read that scientists discovered what they believe is the evolutionary origin of human laughter. While observing primates hanging around in trees, scientists observed individuals that were startled by a sudden movement of wind in the leaves of the tree…

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