Susan Slotnick has been a columnist for New Paltz Times since 1988. She teaches movement and choreography in a mens correctional facility. Her degree is in Oil Painting, and she has had several one-woman shows in local venues near her upstate home in New Paltz, NY. Her artistic expression currently includes teaching dance, painting, writing, and choreography. Although multi-talented in these areas, Susan believes that talent is abundant and cannot be claimed by the ego. Talent is a random birth event; just luck. Slotnick believes it is how you use your talents in the service of making a better world that matters most. Art for social justice is her passion.