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Forgive the shadow of my iPhone capturing this fabulous list handwritten by Agnes Martin. It's in a vitrine in a side room off the circular ramp where a retrospective of her work is on display at the Guggenheim Museum. Truthfully, I'd never heard of her until my...read more
As you know, I moved permanently, I hope, into my own co-op apartment in Washington Heights last February. So this is my first holiday season in the 'new' building. Although I received the "usual suspects" list of staff wishing me a Happy Holiday Season, I wasn't sure...read more
I admit it. I'm an approval hound. I mentioned this in my recent post about my Visions Group, how I love to get my homework done so they'll acknowledge me for my accomplishments. Same held true during my relationship with my writing coach, Melissa Petro, which ran...read more
Since late February I've been meeting with two other people bi-weekly as a Visions Team. We follow a tight format with 3 timed segments--reading our Vision Statement out loud first, then the longest round with these questions in mind: What have you done since the last...read more
This post isn't about the election results, although that's an underlying contributor to my angst these days. I wanted to share my frustration--and echo yours, I'm sure--with a virtual conversation I had this afternoon while trying to consolidate my email lists...read more
As I begin sending out query letters to agents to propose my memoir for publication, I take heart hearing tales of others’ artistic projects. The other night, based on a rave review by my sister, I went to see BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, a film by...read more
When Jen Olbrys told me that one of the stores selling her granola called with a complaint, I remembered back to my early days of wholesaling my eggshell jewelry and hearing a criticism from a vendor. “We’ve taken it off the shelf until it’s resolved,” the shop’s...read more
"It's amazing what a sink will do!" I blurted out to my Visions Group on Wednesday when we met. Two weeks before, at our last session, I had described what happened with my purchase of a new vanity and its installation. My contractor had under-estimated the scope of...read more
A woman in her late 70's or 80's, from a highly regarded national publication, was seated to my left at the Women's Media Group lunch event this week. The topic of the hour was: The Future of Media is Podcasting. There was an exceptional panel of women qualified to...read more
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