#Word

As a storyteller, when people ask what I do I usually describe it as “Words: Spun, Sung, Spoken and Scrawled. In my life, I’ve had the good fortune to present words in all their formats. As a vocalist I spent time as a singer in studios and on stages. As a writer I’ve had my work of words printed in magazines, newspapers and children’s chapter books. As an actress I’ve gone deep into characters that delivered words I never dreamed […]

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Words: Weighted Hateful Hurtful Hollow

There are a lot of wishes I make in a day, the most consistent having been, “I wish people would consider the weight of their words.” It isn’t just the heavy words, either – the ones with cruel or hurtful content. No. There are plenty of words floating around out there that are a waste of vowels and consonants and I wish there was a way to get people to use words more carefully. And, use them more commonly and […]

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Ideas, events and people

This past weekend I held my Annual Music Tea where my students get the opportunity to perform for one another.  Moms, Dads and Grandparents (and the like) are allowed to come, but the event is really for the kids.  Those who have been working with me for awhile inspire the beginners and the newbies (the youngest is 5) give the old-timers (the oldest being 20) a chance to see how far they’ve come.   It is always fun for me […]

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I Curse Thee With a Hext Upon Thy Head!

BULLogging – (verb) To type in an intimidating public manner. HEXting – (verb) To place a curse via telephone communication. [From the personal dictionary of T.]   I spend a large portion of each day placing fingers to electronic keyboards to spill my opinions out on various screens but never to cause anyone harm or discomfort.  I mean, if I do it’s maybe because of the occasional grammatical error or typo – but certainly not because of offensive or malicious […]

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