Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Juicy! Lucious! Silence! Goddam, I love writing before dawn! * It hurts so drudgingly to get out of bed, that deep chasm of exhaustion reopened, pit-fulls of despair and fatigue. The modern morning. Resolute to dissolve it, I steal Jeudi back into bed, pacify her inconvenience with head scratchings, and rest gently back, allowing my […]

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§1281 · December 5, 2012 · New Mexico Magic · (No comments) ·


I keep composing in my head and then I sit down to write and I realize I have more gunk in my mind and fingers so I have to run the faucet. Freewrite. It’s taken me a really long time to settle in, sink down, come back. My god, I just don’t know how I’m […]

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§1277 · December 4, 2012 · Freewrites, New Mexico Magic · (No comments) ·


There is an inner silence that begins to take shape, sometimes, in the thicker corners of me. It is a blackness that spreads, but a blackness that is bereft of meaning or skill. It is not cold. It is not warm. It is heaven, and spreading. It takes over when I am lucid, when the […]

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§1215 · March 25, 2011 · Freewrites, New Mexico Magic · (No comments) ·


Wahoo! I am alive and this whole blog has become a burial ground for freewrites. Oh, my dearest Not Keeping Score, how faithful you have been with your gleaming pixels and pages. We’ve been through a lot, haven’t we? Writing until 3am in the Tenderloin, prancing around San Francisco like some lithe pixie, meditational word-dumps […]

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§1211 · March 20, 2011 · Freewrites, New Mexico Magic · (No comments) ·


Unedited Freewrite with Kate: 09/21/10 Topic: Home is… Home is where the heart is. Home. That word sounds nice. Sounds warm and soft and sacred. I want to be there. This is not home. Well, I don’t know. It almost felt like home, felt like a place I could make home, or maybe was home […]

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§1162 · September 21, 2010 · Daily1, New Mexico Magic, Writing & Language · (No comments) ·


I love it all. I love color and I love darkness. I love light and I love form. I love yoga. I love breath. I love working. I love naps. I love sending an email at work, and writing “cheers!” at the end of it. I love helping people. I love doing quality, quality work. […]

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§1158 · September 17, 2010 · Daily1, New Mexico Magic · (No comments) ·


The Railyard Performance Space in Santa Fe is confirmed for a production of my solo performance BURST the weekend of September 10th/11th! Venue and dates have changed! Sept 17/18 and 24/25 at the Santa Fe Performing Arts Center. Also, got confirmation that I’ll be performing a condensed version of BURST and co-hosting an improv workshop […]

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Some great things are afoot: it looks like I might have an opportunity to bring my solo performance BURST back to the Land of Enchantment for a little more New Mexico magic. I’ve been nominated to perform BURST as the keynote speaker at the only peer-run consumer wellness conference in ABQ. I should hear back […]

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I couldn’t have asked for a better opening of my solo performance “BURST” — double standing ovations both night, full house on Saturday, and some amazing feedback & thank yous. I truly am humbled and honored to have had such a great reception. A huge thanks to everyone who came out and helped make the […]

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§630 · September 1, 2009 · New Mexico Magic, Performance · 1 comment ·


On Radio Cafe Santa Fe (KSFR) with host Mary-Charlotte, broadcasting live from the Santa Fe Baking Co. What a treat! Click here to listen.

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Dress rehearsal filled me with a renewed sense of energy. Except for some minor(ish) glitches the dress went smoothly, and it was magic seeing it all come together: the direction, script, blocking, set, lights, and music — this idea that started as a mere burning in my belly over 3 years ago has finally ‘burst’ […]

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I’m so nervous, I’m going to vomit.

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§619 · August 27, 2009 · New Mexico Magic, Performance · 4 comments ·


On KUNM ABQ, with Ramona King, “Spoken Word Hour.” To listen, click on: http://kunm.org/listen/archive/ Enter the date (8/23/09) and time (8:30pm – 9pm).  Archive will be up for 2 weeks.

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§616 · August 24, 2009 · New Mexico Magic, Performance · 2 comments ·


I just ran my show all the way through for the first time today in rehearsal. It is finally coming together (phew!) I work on it for about 5-7 hours a day now (memorizing, practicing blocking, rewriting parts that don’t work), in addition to the production aspects (fliers, venue, set, programs, business ads), with 3 […]

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§613 · August 20, 2009 · New Mexico Magic, Performance · 1 comment · Tags: ,


Wake. Drink water. Green tea. Write. Walk. Drink water. Banana. Sit-ups, push-ups. Meditate. Email. Rehearse. Drink water. Lunch. Pound pavement. Distribute fliers. Call printers. Email. Call videographer. Email. Call lighting tech. Email. Drink water! Email publicist. Dinner. Brush teeth. Sleep.

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§609 · August 14, 2009 · New Mexico Magic · 1 comment · Tags: ,