I danced with the Harkness Ballet of New York from 70 to 73. I continued to dance till I was 50 when I was waylaid by 4 hip surgeries from 2007 to 2011, leaving me chronically ill, but content. After getting a bachelor's and master's in English (1989 and 1992 respectively), I started, in my last few years of dance, to use my writing with solo choreography, ie., performance art stuff. I've worked at University of Cincinnati' College-Conservatory of Music as Director of Publications, completely revamping their alumni magazine; at UC's Center for Women's Studies as Publications Coordinator; and at Morehead State University as Director of Publications and Printing Services. My current home-publishing service (for book design, editing, promotional work, etc., since 1997) is http://TheKarmaPress.com.
I concentrated on poetry in university. I read Karma Tarot cards from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective in Cincinnati, OH.
I continue to dance in my heart and my hands and anything else still moving after 4 hip replacements . . . like most aging dancers.
I continue to seek compassion and wisdom, and will do so till I transform out of this lifetime . . . and beyond
Creating is not a somewhat frivolous game. The creator has committed herself to the fearful adventure of taking upon herself, to the very end, the perils risked by her creatures (creations). We cannot suppose a creation that does not spring from love. How can a woman place before herself something as strong as herself which she will have to scorn or hate? But the creator will then charge herself with the weight of her characters’ (creations’) sins. Jesus became woman. She expiated. Later, like God, after creating women, She delivered them from their sins: She was whipped, spat upon, mocked, nailed. That is the meaning of the expression “She suffers in her flesh.” Let us ignore the theologians. “Taking upon Herself the sins of the world” means exactly this: experiencing potentially and in their effects all sins; it means having subscribed to evil.
Every creator must thus shoulder–the expression seems feeble–must make her own, to the point of knowing it to be her substance, circulating in her arteries, the evil given by her, which her heroes (creations) choose freely. We (the many men and women in Genet) wish to regard this as one of the many uses of the generous myth of Creation and Redemption. Though the creator grants her characters (creations) free will, self determination, she hopes, deep down in her heart, that they will choose Good. Every lover does likewise, hoping to be loved for her own sake. . . .