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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

This is my first Mother’s Day without my mother. A few years ago she had a stroke & for a while (including Mother’s Day I think) she didn’t know who I was, but she was still there. It’s not like the first Father’s Day after my father died – we were still helping mom get […]

Bucket List

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This was written on Jan 1, but just now posting it…. In the late 1990s I created a file on my computer called “100 Things” – basically what is now called a “bucket list”. I decided to throw it away today. No, I didn’t finish everything on it; instead, I realized a list is about […]

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Yes, I know it’s been over three months since my last post (boy does that sound like going to confession). I could give a litany of reasons, but it comes down to not sitting down and taking the time to do it. So let’s travel by montage from the last post to this one: Burning […]

Saying Goodbye

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The usual assortment of classes, rehearsals, and weekend plans over the last few weeks have has again reduced my online literary presence to short posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. This time another there was another factor as well. Around the middle of last month, my mother’s health took a turn for the worse […]

Spring (& Summer) Cleaning

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Yup another month. Just the usual stuff happening – every weekend in May busy with the show, then a weekend in San Franciso catching up with friends and seeing “Tales of the City”, starting an acting class (& finishing another), auditioning for (& not getting) a few shows, seeing a few shows, a professional conference, […]

April Adventures

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Wow another month already! My first thought on sitting down to write this was that it was a month with more than normal share of… excitement. Financial excitement – We got down to the wire on taxes this year – literally finding out the amount we owed on he day they were due, then scrambling […]


Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I actually had to put “update blog” on my calendar. Earlier this week I realized it had been a few weeks since my last update and a lot of “stuff” has happened – John finished his first massage class (100 hours), nearly acing all the tests; we’re hosting another visiting actor for Diversionary Theatre, and […]

Fantasylands Converging

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The most interesting events are those that bring together people from very different worlds, so when someone posted a “Burning Man Day at Disneyland” on Facebook, I knew I had to reply. More than that, I went on Socializr and set up a local bears day at Disneyland the same day. When my friend Chuck […]

The 16th Minute of Fame (X2)

Friday, February 18th, 2011

We’re coming to the home stretch of my overbooked-weekends start to 2011. I still have a weekend at Disneyland and a one day trip to Denver, after which I have a few uncommitted weekends. But first, there is this weekend’s trip to San Francisco. San Francisco is the site of two “15 minutes of fame” […]


Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you see the first month of 2011, could you tell me where it went? OK, I saw it when I was juggling parties on New Year’s Eve, then a party and a dance on New Year’s Day. And I think I saw it when we went to LA to see ‘Hair’ (and I danced […]