we almost broke up yesterday 

Rob and I almost broke up yesterday.

We have our challenges as a couple.

In my three years of living with him these have been underscored.

I'm not going to talk about this in specifics because this is a matter of Rob's privacy too, but there are no dark secrets here.

Rob is a very loyal person and so am I.

Our hurts go to things like yesterday when Rob said he didn't like that I always put so many vegetables in my quiches.

He talked about the French classic Quiche Lorraine which is basically ham and onions…

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spring forward 

Spring forward and the way will open before you.

That's the general translation of a line from a Rumi poem.

I like it.

It means to me that you start doing what you feel called to do and the pieces will fall into place as they are meant to.

I have three things I want to do with the money I've saved up.

I saved up money from donations to my last few on line appearances.

My mother gave me $1000 to start a new bank account at her bank by her apartment, which was the nicest thing she's done for me maybe ever.

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We Could Be Pirates 

You know that's one of my favorite quotes:

"..from time to time we had the feeling that if we lived and if we were very good, God might permit us to be pirates.."

Mark Twain

Nothing could be more true and more to the point in my life.

I live for that sentiment, that one and my grandfather's quote from the cabin fireplace mantel 

"life is too short to be little"

These are the phrases, the slogans, the inspirations of my life.

I'm going to look for a storefront office in this neighborhood where Tobi and I can…

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starry night in Ely 

There are so many beautiful powder puffs of stars in the real night sky.

People in cities don't see them.

The powder puffs were hanging on strings outside my bedroom window in Ely, Minnesota last night.

The stars were so big and bright that they looked like a string of electric party lights hung outside my window.

Do you know about that?

What do we trade to live in the city that is better than those stars?

What?

What is better than the clear blue water?

What do we trade that's better than the trees grown…

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savior complex 

Last night was my film writing class.

This is the advanced class in script writing at FilmNorth taught by the brilliant David Lawrence Grant.

I received a scholarship earlier this year for the beginning class.

I loved it.

I was offered a scholarship for the advanced Spring/Summer class and I am so thrilled to be part of it.

These people are not necessarily my tribe.

They are certainly all individuals, certainly all telling very different stories, wildly different stories.

They are of all ages and seemingly…

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June Porch Series is shaping up nicely 

I'm happy I decided to try to set up this front porch series of shows.

First of all, we have an awesome front porch.

Secondly, I'm claiming this house as my house this year instead of always saying "Rob's house".

I pay all the utility bills in my own name out of my bank account.

My name isn't on the mortgage and Rob and I aren't married, so if Rob suddenly died the house would go to his siblings and I'd move out.

I couldn't afford the mortgage anyway.

This situation may change with time, but so far that's…

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June Porch Show Series! 

The June Porch Show Series is happening!

I launched the idea yesterday on social media and not one person wrote a negative or discouraging word.

This, of course, does not mean that no one had an uncharitable thought on the subject, it just means they didn't feel so strongly about it that they felt compelled to share their thought with me.

Good.

So I'm doing it!

I feel like I've thought it through and it makes sense.

Five people have already reserved spots!

Here's how I'm doing it:

You write me at…

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several updates 

First of all, if you missed the live show from Saturday night, we'll have it up on Youtube later today as a permanent film.

You'll be able to watch at your leisure.

My favorite magician Marc Percansky magically suggested this concept to me.

We can keep sharing the film for a week or two and keep sharing the gofundme "ticket" link as well.

Why not?

That would be great!

So whenever someone watches it they get the whole show and they can make a donation if they feel the Spirit move them.

Perfect.

Next thing…

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great show last night 

Last night was not easy but it turned out great.

Youtube gave me the wrong impression when I set up the show.

I'm going to blame them because the last time I did the exact same steps, in late March, it worked.

This time they've changed the process but I didn't understand that it wouldn't work the same way until right when the show was supposed to start.

It allowed me to set up my link but when the time came to start the show it said I needed an encoder.

I couldn't figure it out on the spot like that.

You…

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Jun26

cancelled trio concert

Reunion Bar Northfield, MN, 501 Division Street S., Northfield, MN

Jul31

Cancelled Solo Concert Winter Harbor, Maine Schoodic Arts Center