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Just prior to her father’s death, this photo captures the exuberance felt before her world crashed. A little over a year later, she would be found pedaling down Pacific Coast Highway on her tricycle in a desperate attempt to escape from “home.”
Holding her beloved childhood pet, perched next to a favorite toy, Chiron would soon begin reading the Oz books, and learn to build her own world within her dreams.
On a visit back to Noel's cafe from Portland, Chiron joins some friends as the "entertainment" in the small lounge/waiting area of her aunt's cafe.
The urge to play music began after viewing a Beatles recording session in a movie, eleven years before. At fifteen she picked up her first guitar, six years later, she’d pluck out the notes in a shy attempt to write a song. Decades later, a passion to sing her favorite tunes still burns.
The burst of creative yearning. The thirties were a heady time, filled with exploration and performance. Playing Prospero in the Tempest, performance art at the Daedalus Project at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and opening for Timothy Leary as a singer/songwriter.
A promo shot for the concert, “Spring Forward” with creative partner Aletha Nowitzky. Comprised of original music and two cover songs, all focused on the concept of time.
Her singer/songwriter days were a whirlwind of creativity and performance. She began writing commentaries for the local paper, worked as an in-house astrologer for a national company, and would soon meet her future husband.
Meeting her life-mate, the man who would become her husband, initiated a desire to evolve beyond the flash and fury of performance art. Her desire to write increased and she first became involved with online communities, engaging in deep, spirited discussions that lasted for days.
Dressed for a party with another Bay area couple, we get ready to drive to the city over the Golden Gate from Marin County.