This past weekend I had the great honor of being a guest speaker at SUNY Binghamton's Homecoming 2016. As I walked around campus and gazed at all the new buildings, I was struck by how much the University has grown. Walking through the Theater department brought back many memories of performing, learning and all else one goes through as an artist. And now here I was years later speaking to students about my life as an Artist. At one point I was in one of the new theaters and a grand piano beckoned to me and I gave a mini impromptu concert. I was pushing myself to risk and put it out there! It was thrilling to hear myself center stage playing and singing one of my songs. I have found that one can quickly begin to diminish ones accomplishments if we start comparing ourselves to A-Lister's. But this I can say, I know I have the lives of many though my talks and sharing of my artistry. And while I may not currently be in the spotlight, I am still here and making my way back to a new level of creating art. I have not, and will never give up, I was just away for a little bit.
Thanks to all the Directors at EOP especially Dr. Calvin Gantt and his staff, Theater Chairman Barbara Wolfe and her staff, and Julia M. Lucia, my press agent for making this such a memorable return to my beloved SUNY Binghamton.