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Yoga Interrupted

Yoga Interrupted

The first time I tried yoga was like the opening scene of a porn movie. I was bombarded by raw flesh, exotic smells, male body parts, new physical sensations and way too much camel toe. I was 27 years old and living in Nice, France. It was 1997 and Yoga was not on every street corner like it is now. My best friend Tim was curious about it. He was always in the know about all things chic and ahead of the curve on anything having to do with your health. Tim moved through life in first class and ...

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Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

Georgia Peaches on French Beaches

The French Riviera is full of beautiful cities with amazing history, food, art and culture.  However, while living in Nice, the most common question from my friends stateside wasn’t about Matisse, Chagall, fine dining or the Princess of Monaco.  The one topic that seemed to come up more often than not was the fact that many women go topless on the beaches in France. Women were curious because they wanted to try it and men were curious because they wanted to see it. There was also the simple fac...

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Lucky

Lucky

When I graduated from college, the last thing I wanted was to live in Atlanta, GA. I had spent my whole life in the peach state. With my college degree from the University of Georgia in hand, I jumped on a plane to interview for design jobs in New York City without luck. Disappointed, I returned home and took a job with a French telecommunications company. Not a likely choice for an artist, but I was twenty-one, fresh out of college and wanted out of my parents’ house. I was totally qualified. ...

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Pardon My French

Pardon My French

Artists are people who do things. We challenge the status quo, fight for peace, and quite frankly, we sometimes change the world. This often puts us in harm’s way of unsolicited nasty criticism. After many years of putting my work out into the universe, I can quickly identify those who approach me with sincerity and respect versus those who maneuver with an agenda that has nothing to do with me -- or my art. For me, critics fall into two categories: Category 1 critics are helpful and empower ar...

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