Power of Partnering

On Saturday, I went to hear famous choreographer Liz Lerman speak about her new book of essays. For years I have been inspired by her work in blurring the boundaries between performer and audience and her insistence upon dance being something anyone can do (one of my...

Celebrating Winter

This week the bone-chilling winter winds of Washington have met my surprised face again and again. This week too, Mary Oliver’s beautiful poem White-Eyes met me in that place of sobering change. Oliver’s lyrical imagery, as well as the wild winds, remind...

Lincoln Memorial Body Wisdom

Last week after almost a year of living in Washington, DC, I walked the popular tourist stroll from Eastern Market to the Lincoln Memorial for the first time. At the Lincoln Memorial my eyes zeroed in the 16th President’s hands. I noticed that his left (receptive,...

Big Love :: Champagne toast to SJ + MK

My friends Sheena and Mari got married on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean recently, and thanks to a cheap standby plane ticket from D.C. I got to witness it. A few dozen members of given and chosen family came from as far away as Mississippi (home of Mari’s...

The time is (still) Now

Creativity seems to demand flexible and measured tension…All we do here is invent games to pass the time. -John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom So today, July 6, is my 29th birthday and the deadline I initially set for completing my book proposal....

Getting used to vastness

On Monday mornings I walk to the U.S. Congressional Cemetery. When I walk somewhere I enter a vortex of energy that is larger than me. I enter a path, a stream. When I set out to walk two Mondays ago, I heard a voice that sounded like the wind. It said, “Just let go....