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Just Weed it!

Life in any borough is challenging. We all have yardsticks and rules we need to meet and follow. I get it. But when I see someone complain that they’ve been asked to weed their sidewalks… YES, I will repeat that, WEED their SIDEWALKS and then people throw shade at the people who have volunteered their...
I Can't Even

I Can’t Even

Ever get to the ‘I can’t even’ place? I do. My brain goes in a hundred different directions every single day. I want to paint. I want to write. I want to act. I want to sing. I want to dance. I want to parent, teach, play, talk, film… But I can’t do all the...
Alone

Alone

Nope. I don’t like to be alone. Is that a crime??? Should I apologize for my need to be around the buzz of other humans? Should I feel like a lesser person because I draw energy from the energy around me? Is it wrong to be inspired by the simple sound of another person doing...
Home

Home

So yes. I used to live on 40 bucolic acres WAY off the beaten path. It was everything – until it wasn’t. Now I live on Valley… In the past few weeks we have taken more hits than even the most sardonic, semi-comedic writer could possibly stomach. Shootings, stabbings, robberies… domestic calls like crazy. What...
You Can...

You Can…

The struggle is real. We made it through the winter with no heat. But now the heat is on and the people are back! Mad props to everyone who believed – believed we would see it through. In the last few weeks we’ve had another epic yard sale, several art days, a killer birthday party,...
He Will

He Will

I thought I would be alone this Valentine’s. And the truth is, I panicked. I was a 44-year-old woman, with two special needs kids, living in the middle of central Pennsylvania – without a partner or my family, but always surrounded by friends. I would be lying if I said I never panicked. I would...
My Kinda Crazy

My Kinda Crazy

What a difference a year makes. One year ago today I took the $9,000 I had saved from my photography biz (and auctioning off my paintings) to purchase a 12,000 sq. ft. empty auto parts store for $78,900 – regardless of some skepticism. An additional $42,747.44 later, we have a full blown arts center with...
He Brought Me Sticks

He Brought Me Sticks

He brought me sticks. Might sound silly, but it meant the world when my world was crumbling down. I had just moved into town, away from a magestic mountain, acres of land, the beautiful barn, a meandering wooded trail… it only dawned on me around 10:30, the night before class, that I had already scheduled an...
Do Good

Do Good

Last night did not go as expected AT ALL. I wrote ‘ACTION!’ five years ago – and boy were things different five years ago… I had just acted in my first play. Something I never had any ambition to do. My family graciously watched my boys so I could spend endless hours pouring myself into...
Flawed

Flawed

  My boys are with their Dad this week. My ‘teens’ are back in school. The arts center is empty affording me a chance to get ‘caught up’ (as if!). I’m thinking back on what was the best and worst time of my life. I’m remembering each and every person who did things for me...
Get it Right

Get it Right

My plates don’t match. My convection oven door falls open at the quietest moments. My linens aren’t perfect for the room. The lamps in my bedroom don’t have any shades. I – don’t – care. I had a ‘Gala’, ‘Grand Opening’, ‘Holy Crap We did it’ party this weekend and didn’t have the money to...
Never Alone

Never Alone

Life is strange, glorious, exhilarating and rewarding… excruciating, unimaginable, painful and real. But no matter which way the chips fall I consider every day a blessing, a lesson and an adventure – big or small. At 44 the silence of an empty home was the last thing I thought I’d ever ‘hear’. My friends, my...