Into a Daybreak

“To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant … Continue reading

One Billion Rising: Vday and project1979

In solidarity against indifference and apathy, tomorrow I’ll be at the Colosseum and Spanish Steps in Rome to dance my fanny off for One Billion Rising. I am psyched! I think I’ll wear my boots. And I’ll be dancing for this woman in particular who was part of the project1979 London edition: I am also rising for … Continue reading

Inspiring Monday: I cannot sit idly by,

I cannot sit idly by. About 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a letter while being imprisoned in Birmingham. He was a year older than I am now. A year ago I was here: https://project1979.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/374/ And, of the many things that he wrote in that letter, I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta … Continue reading

Reality Check

Dear my greatest generation, Today a friend of proeject1979 posted this on my wall today: Edward Scissorhands: I was in awe of that gorgeous snow scene. Loved JD and Winona fiercely. Felt enchanted out of my 10-year-old awkward world…Wait? I was 10? 10 years old? How did this happen? How do these others make you feel? I … Continue reading

Happiness and the Day Planner

http://handson.provocateuse.com I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.  HEATH LEDGER (b.1979) photo@carla manno for One Day on Earth … Continue reading

Travel Log #4: Dream Big

Traveling back in time today. About a year ago I made this video: Here are some from around that time: (How many people have worn these pants since?   (photo credit Kate Crafton) This last photo was taken almost exactly a year ago at a wedding for  a dear friend. I reconnected with a bunch … Continue reading

Suddenly, Susan

Faces of project1979 returns with a trailblazer! First thing on the brain today: Susan. I haven’t technically interviewed her and might not get the chance but since it is my blog I get to bend the rules 🙂 Here’s a mention of her lovely self back in January: https://project1979.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/the-battles-three-women-inspire/ Susan came to Rome after I had done project1979 … Continue reading

project1979 travel log #1

Every Monday for awhile I will be posting a photo and a quote from the process this summer. I hope you enjoy!   Working with Trey (USA/London) and Louisa (South Africa/London) on “Flashdance” Nothing is lost forever… It begins.

Arrived!

Many things to say about the past ten days… Gathering no moss and at a loss for a good internet connection, I have been collecting my thoughts to share in my notebook but not yet in a nice blogpost for ya’ll. It will come! I will say this: going to the Indy Convergence and the … Continue reading

And Yet, We Thrive: Lynn Lammers on Theater, Michigan and Axl Rose

The Faces of project1979: Take Four Lynn Lammers: One talented Theater Diva. We crossed paths only briefly at Michigan State University but I’ve kept up with her ever since. It didn’t take me long to realize that she meant business: this woman is driven! The best thing about her work as a theater artist is … Continue reading

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