Thursday, March 29, 2012

US Tour Schedule/Route

With a couple boxes full of books, a sleeping bag, my tango shoes (of course), and no, I won't forget the Yellow Hippopotamus, I'm hitting the road, literally around the US.  Here's the outline for my US Book & Tango Tour so far.  I'll fill in the details as I move along.  I want to take full advantage of the fact that this is a road trip, so I'm flexible about making stops along my route.  If you have a recommendation for a place I should stop

Sunday, March 25, 2012

When 1+1=1

When people see the title of my book, they usually comment on the last 1, but the first two 1's are also important.  Here is a video excerpt from my book presentation elaborating on this idea.

When 1+1=1

when the limits of our bodies
become obsolete and insignificant,

Friday, March 23, 2012

This is OUR Home - Trayvon Martin

The investigation is under way, but regardless of the conclusions, it would behoove us as a society to take a deep look at how a teenage boy could be shot and killed by a volunteer neighborhood watchman in his own neighborhood between his home and the convenience store, carrying only a pack of skittles and iced tea.  George Zimmerman's 911 call shortly before he shot Trayvon Martin.  As of March 23, 2012 the shooter has not been arrested, nearly a month after the February 26, 2012 incident.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Floating Sensation

"Even with the world spinning dizzyingly around us, we can feel like we're floating."  (When 1+1=1, p. 19)
See excerpt: "A Floating Sensation"

This is an excerpt from my interactive book presentation at LUCID Jazz Lounge in Seattle on March 5, 2012.  A huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event possible! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Knew It!

Yup, ever since I started thinking about starting this blog, I've had the urge to write.  Don't get me wrong: I usually have the urge to write, but the ideas come at me with more intensity some times than others.  They're back, especially when I'm driving or in the shower - situations in which I can't write.  I think they do it on purpose - the ideas - so that I have to mull them over and let them slow cook and simmer... or make a mad dash for pen and paper, dripping water all over the floor or, stop showering.  Nope, that's not an option.

Next up: 
somewhere between vulnerability and possibilty - or maybe i'm staring them both in the face...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My first Interview! (by Terry Benioff)

Terry Benioff interviews Gabriela Condrea about her writing process, her approach to learning, communication, and of course, the yellow hippopotamus, followed by questions from the audience.

March 5, 2012 at LUCID Jazz Lounge

Setting the Stage

(And yes, there is a yellow hippopotamus
sitting on stage)
I've done a couple of book events in Seattle and I am so very thankful for all the love and support!  This is new for me.  Know that your positive energy and encouragement is powerful and that you are contributing to my spreading wings.

I'm looking forward to doing more of these interactive book presentations around the country as I embark on my US Book & Tango Tour on April 12, 2012.

EVENTS before leaving Seattle:

Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00pm @ Parkplace Books (Kirkland)
Friday, April 6 at 6:30-7:30pm @ Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)

PLUS on Sunday, April 8 from 6:00-9:00pm, Silvio and the Union Cultural Center are hosting Un Cambalache to Send Gabriela on her US Tour! potpourri variety show to promote my book tour with what promises to be an exciting line-up of performances - everything from capoeira to belly dance to live music and more!  I'm so excited to have this fantastic opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful creative things happening right here in Seattle!  And especially before taking off to seek the same around the country... joyful : )  Come on out and enjoy the show!


Welcome!  I'm excited to start blogging and sharing excerpts from my book, When 1+1=1: That "Impossible" Connection, videos and pictures from my book events and tour, and to have a place to publish my musings about life.  Thank you for joining me on this journey.  

@ Chocolati Cafe in Seattle:  The revision and editing process of When 1+1=1 involved many long hours accompanied by lattes, chocolates, and bacon, cheese, and green onion bagels.  If you stop in, say "Hi" to Anne and Thomas and all the other lovely people there.