Today is Thanksgiving. Well, not when you’re reading this. But, when I’m writing this. I’m sitting alone out on my back porch overlooking our tropical backyard. It’s pouring rain. The pitter patter of the water hitting our gutters offers me the type of soundtrack you often bought back in the day when The Nature Store […]
The Hawaii Life: One Year in
It’s beyond hard to believe we moved to Hawaii over a year ago. One year of gentle waves, coqui frogs, mild (and not-so-mild) earthquakes, a volcanic eruption and, you know, adjusting to life 4,500 miles away from our former home, in the middle of a pandemic–one that your husband is on the frontlines of–and also, […]
Talking Story: The Art of Storytelling
I used to perform commercials in the mirror as a kid. Usually during my bedtime routine and usually to the annoyance of one of my parents. Perhaps as an act to avoid bedtime? Who? Me? Who knows. “Brushing your teeth can help make them sparkly. Plus, your dentist will be happy with you.” “Did you […]
Mean Doesn’t Win.
“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality — it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard […]
A Battle Cry: 2020 Hasn’t Crushed Us.
Don’t get me wrong, 2020 has pummeled us. 2020 has held my head under water, yanked it back out by my hair and allowed me just enough air to catch my breath, right before shoving me back under again. But, I won’t let it take me down. I’m a formidable contender, you know? Whatever fight […]
Decency Won. Disinformation Persists.
We just reached 242,000 deaths from COVID-19 tonight and it feels personal. It is personal. I easily could have been in that number. My husband, especially, could have been in that number. As the majority of Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that an administration that catastrophically failed to protect 200,000+ of our citizens […]