Posts filed under ‘motivation’

back at it……..

Des Plaines River Trail

free of the vortex

trekking beside phantom tracks

joy of snowshoeing


February 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm 6 comments




stories upon stories

chapters upon chapters

so many books written

so many more volumes ~




September 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm 5 comments

the essence of ballet




To possess

an undying desire

to achieve

immeasurable grace

in its purest form ~


a classical ballet dancer


September 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm 7 comments

what i am and not

i am not some character in a grandiose play.

i am not some object to be molded out of a lifeless piece of clay.

i am no one’s obligation


a servant on a leash.

I am myself to be.

~ SO ~

you can respect me


you can leave me ~

either way,

i am


i am meant to be.

in memory of my mom,
who never could

September 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm 23 comments

the swim

from here to there

standing with one’s fears

courage pulsing through veins

a mission to fulfill


Campus Lake – photography by Jordan

May 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment




the briefest of moments

music embraces the spirit

passion ignites the senses

piercing hunger – must dance


Backstage in makeup and wig for La Rondine

wig & make-up for La Rondine – 1984


May 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm 8 comments

before the gun is fired…


she could hear the music fill the air


it’s rhythms infuse her veins.

there was a calling from deep within her psyche

aggressively grabbing


pulling the reins.


she closed her eyes,

harnessed her thoughts,

brought into focus the task at hand –

took a slow deep breath,

clenched her fists real tight


dug her toes deep within the sand.


she stood alone amongst the fold

waiting to break out

– listening –

to an inner voice speaking aloud –

affirmations drowning

her overwhelming self-doubt.




came an instant when sound ceased to exist


the cadence of a beating heart,


every ounce of hunger and fear conjoined

to fight as she waited


the moment of truth

to start…




“Life is like a race which needs to be run,

so get up off of your ass and get it done.”

– Bill McDonald


Ironman Wisconsin 2006

Ironman Wisconsin 2006

April 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm 20 comments


visions and dreams inspired

sweat and sleepless nights

dues must be paid

patiently he stands waiting

photo 1(5)

the 6′ tall Oscar


photo 2(5)

Oscar wearing one of Jordan’s favorite t-shirts.


Currently the young man is knee-deep in film footage.  He has begun editing his film project for school.  From what I have been told, there is much to do. This is the big one – he conceived the story, wrote the script, casting, directing, lighting, sound, editing…..

I believe my future Scorsese is having a wonderful time. 



Text updates from the set.


April 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm 16 comments

take flight



this view

there is so

little to see.

one must fly away –

high above one’s fears

to find a life

of purpose,

healing –




pretty birdy

the artist – my jordan, 7th grade

April 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm 18 comments


when written,

they seem so far away –

though they come from so very close

when spoken,

they feel like razor blades –

slicing away my soul

in a metaphor,

they can be interpreted –

in any given way


ad verbum,

they are morose and real –

the truth of which i breathe each day



April 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

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