Time: slow, steady, rich, lasting

This weekend has felt absolutely indulgent. All due to time, or rather, our attitudes about time. In reality, our schedule has been relatively consistent to other weekends. The change has come in our activities and our decision to ignore the clock. My husband and I had precious conversations much after our usual bedtime. We frolicked…

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thirty-six

Today is my birthday. I am thirty-six years old. I still feel “more experienced” than my years suggest. This has always been true. Within this year of being thirty-five, there have been things have gone well and things that have not. As Kurt Vonnegut plainly stated, “So it goes.” But it has been a remarkable…

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Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training

I have recently written a post for parents of little movers on Green Spot Blue (a parenting and literary Web site) on dance education and what to look for and expect in a dance class.  The article can be found here. Here is a snippet from the beginning of the article: Dance education, like any…

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Playing Superhero: The Dark Side of Discipline

Discipline in the arts is usually one of the major “gains” in training and one of the reasons many parents choose to enroll their child. Discipline in pre-professional dance, for me, was what separated those that wanted to succeed and those that did. Discipline in professional dance takes on a different perspective in response to…

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