Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

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) ·


Dear Kate, Good morning. At your suggestion, I downloaded an emoji app for my iPhone. It gives me a strange, child-like joy now when I text. Be prepared for copious expressive, colorful little icons being blasted your way. You can exist if you want to. You also get to choose how many times per week […]

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§1266 · September 15, 2010 · Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Welcome dear friend Kate, I am glad you are following your destiny. I am glad I can help you do so in my small way. You are taking steps into thin air, and having faith the foot-stones will appear. Admirable. I salute you, and support you. Thank you very much for the delicious meals you […]

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§1149 · August 21, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


If you ever hear me complain, please know that it is not real. I mean, the frustration being experienced, by my future self, I’m sure will be quite real. But it’s also not. Not real at all. In this moment, I am so in love with living, that I do not know how I will […]

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§1142 · August 11, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · 1 comment ·


Dear NKS, Oh, dear. My sweet little blog of half a decade. I feel like it’s been… too long. With all this madness around producing BURST, I haven’t had a lot of time to just… write. Plus, this little identity crisis I seem to have started. It’s a very

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Today I did a little Sunday-improv action with Upright Citizens Brigade over at Pan Theater. It’s funny how I enrolled in the Level I improv class back at the new year just to “keep myself from getting rusty” while I had to take a little performing hiatus while I started my new job in January […]

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§1129 · July 25, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland, Performance · 1 comment ·


When it comes to “progress,” why is it always two steps forward, one step back? When they say “life is a dance,” I didn’t know it would be so tedious. (And my inner dance partner has two left feet. How many times do I have to tell her to just feel the goddam rhythm before […]

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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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Number one word to describe tonight: fun. For such a flat-footed, sallow little three-letter word, it sure encapsulates the intoxication I experienced from 7:05pm-7:55pm. Fun. Fun, fun, fun. Fun! In the parlance of the Internet, let me capitalize to indicate increased volume: IT WAS FUCKING FUN.

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So today I got pulled over by a cop. We both played out the scripted roles. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” “I do.” “And why’s that?” “I was going too fast.” “Yes, yes you were. Are you heading home?” “No, I’m on my way to my teacher’s performance.” “And you’re in a […]

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§1101 · July 3, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Why is it that we get exactly what we need? How can it be that what we want most in the world is given? That that for which we have such longing, such deepest magnetic draw, is that which the universe wants for us? All is given, that is, with a little patience. I am […]

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§1098 · July 2, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Showed up for an “extra” off-the-schedule class at Pan that our stand-in teacher D. offered to teach while A. is away in Ireland. Only three showed, but what a class. Such learning. D. is really showing us some of the guts of improv, and how certain choices can yield different results. “Follow the fear!” He […]

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§1095 · July 1, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland, Performance · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,


Best class yet. Moving in spontaneous outbursts and combustion-ing skills, no thought (the mind was gone because I had to focus on the musicality, see?), her shrieking at EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME when she turned around and interrupted me. Four people standing and swinging like doors on greasy hinges — “try contrasting the energy!” — […]

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§1087 · June 30, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland, Performance · (No comments) ·


There is no stopping it. The light continues to bleed. It breaks open in an endless run, yoke to sun. There will only be more light. We are essentially alone. Reaching up up up

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§1086 · June 29, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland, San Francisco glory · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


I am slowly dissolving, and you will bear witness.

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§1084 · June 28, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


There are times, and then there are other times, where you wonder where you put those original times, where you were planning on thinking of future times. I have set most of my FB privacy setting to “only I can see.” It makes me feel like I have a face that only shows up when […]

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§1038 · June 16, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


So it seems that 29 is the lucky age where I get to become acutely aware of this whole “age” business — or, rather, the “stage of life” I’m in — or, rather, “should” [?] be in. That is to say, I have been attending a shit-load of weddings and baby showers.

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And thus, shall we make a Day of Rest for all of our days. Plans for this weekend:  [    n o t h i n g  n e s s   ]

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§1032 · June 11, 2010 · Daily1, Sonoma County Splendor · (No comments) · Tags: , ,