When it occurred to me to sing a tribute to Mom for her homecoming, it had to be this song. Little did I know (digging through the video archives of my mother's life) how appropriate it would be. And how healing it would be for me and (hopefully) my family.
A Piece of My Heart
I've never really been one for accessories, so having this scapular was odd at first. I always felt it rubbing against my neck. But then as with anything that you have with you at all times, I became accustomed to it. I'd even scent it with lavender oil so in times of anxiety, I could simply smell it to sort of destress. In its way, it became a comfort - a constant reminder of my connection with Mom. Again, she gave it with her whole heart and I accepted it similarly.
#BecauseOfArtsEd 2020 – The first teacher to trust me with a role
In honor of #ArtsEducationWeek, I'm taking a look back at some of the teachers who have impacted my life and at some of the students I've had the honor of teaching. It's actually really serendipitous that the man I chose to remember in this post today is also celebrating his birthday. Phil Randall. One of …
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This is where I’m at
We're six months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The death tolls continue to rise. The infection tolls continue to rise. America has been in varying levels of "safer at home" or "shelter in place" orders. AKA quarantine, lockdown, whatever your community is calling it. We're here. "Here" for me looks like the last stage of grief: …
“I’m here because of you…” #ArtsInEducationWeek 2020
So it's Monday (and like ,what are Monday's for a freelancing artist in a pandemic anyway?). I just finish my morning workout and as I'm stretching to cool down, I realize that I'm doing the same stretch routine that I used when I taught high school theatre many years ago. I start remembering my students, …
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