music composition

June 26, 2018

For those of you who have read my blogs in the past you may have noticed that it’s been awhile since I sat down to write something for the public. In the past week, no less than five people have asked me how I was coming along on my stage project, Borderland. Well…life happened and […]

May 23, 2017

I had a meeting with my publicist this week and we realized it’s been seven months since I wrote my last blog. Earlier that day I reviewed my manuscript and music of the stage production I’m working on, Borderland. Over the course of the seven months it seemed to me the work had been composed […]

October 26, 2016

Nearly a year ago I deigned to let the cat out of the bag and blogged about a project I began researching and writing – From Whence I Came. To encourage myself to keep moving forward on this idea I took some time this past spring to put together a killer proposal for a McKnight […]

March 7, 2016

I started St. Olaf College when I was seventeen years old. I thought I was really deep and philosophical and a renaissance kind of person. Before my very first semester ended I had to register for my one class I would take during the month of January, which we called Interim, a.k.a. J-term. There were […]

December 3, 2015

In 1983 I was living in Washington, D.C. and came upon an exhibit somewhere on Capitol Hill. It was the 50 year commemoration of the Ukrainian Holodomor. If I’d have heard the word Holodomor used before it was probably at the Ukrainian/American Home in Minneapolis. More than likely the Holodomor was talked about at what […]

November 19, 2015

Several years ago I went to my semi-annual visit to see my psychiatrist. She asked, “Are you feeling good these days?” “Yep.” “Are you eating well?” I really should cut down on the ice cream… “Yep.” “How about exercise?” “Can you be more specific?” Are you doing any aerobic exercise to raise your heart rate?” […]

November 3, 2015

In my book, “I’m Not The Pastor’s Wife (I’m just married to him) I opened up my life for the public to know who I am. The book was the very first time I let anyone except my therapist know much about me, but also, about my mom. She died my sophomore year in high […]

September 7, 2015

Now that Labor Day is here and summer will unofficially be over, it brings back memories of getting ready for school. In order to be prepared for my first day of a new school year I had the pleasure of driving with my parents to Donald’s on Payne Avenue, a store of legendary proportions on […]

June 28, 2015

I woke up at 4:30 am today.  That is very unlikely for this night owl.  I was jazzed up.  Literally. A couple months ago I received an email from an organization in my area – the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC).  I had gone to one of their “come get to know us” meetings November of […]