Hot Damn! I Have a Band!

Date. (Check.) Venue. (Check.) Audience. (Check.) At six weeks from my debut performance date, I just needed a band. As in, musicians. (Kind of important, huh?) The only problem was, I didn’t know any. Well, guess what? By the four week mark, I had a band and it...

Love Stories: A Girl and Her Dog

For most of my life, I was confused about what love really is. I thought I knew when I was younger, but I was wrong. I learned how quickly my own feelings toward others could go from total euphoria to totally cold and shut off. Is that love? That we flip a switch and...

Never, Ever Sway. Swaying is BAD.

When I was in college, we had an annual show on campus called Varieties. It was basically a gigantic talent show, and any student could audition for it. I decided to audition, and to sing a song out of the Gershwin songbook. I’ll have to think about which song I...

Maybe the Divine Is Trying to Tell You Something

A couple of weeks ago, I was babysitting Q and J at my sister’s house in Arizona. My dad and step-mom were there, too (it was a team effort), when our plans went willy nilly. We had planned to take the boys out for pizza – it was our only chance for quality time...

My “World Famous” Apple Pie

You will know for sure you really mean something to me when I bake you a pie. This summer I baked two pies per week! While I bake a lot of pies all year long, mostly, I give them away. You have to understand, though, that when I give the pie away, the recipient tends...