I was raised in Palo Alto, California when it was a breeding ground for creativity:


Steve Jobs


Joan Baez


Raymond Carver


. . . among others.


I thought all kids had their grilled cheese made by one of the first women to climb Annapurna,

or it was usual to sneak cookies from a Nobel Prize Winner's cookie jar.

These pioneers lead by quiet example and the message we kids received was to dream big and put feet on those dreams.


This suited me fine and I filled my hours with make-believe, music, dance, technology, and art.


With my bike, my dog, & my imagination -- I had it all.




Years passed.


My style of creativity was adapted to more practical pursuits.


With a husband, the world’s best dog, and a dishwasher -- I had it all.





Life happened.


In a BIG way,


In a way that insisted I return

to my big dreams and imagination.


i express, i create, i demonstrate

with words/song/dance

informed and inspired by my life experiences

on the stage, on film, or on the written page.



. . .among others.