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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...
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...
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...
Great Day

Great Day

Make no mistake – I realize that I am dramatically affected by the goings on of my every day life – some mundane, some unbelievably extreme, but today was altogether different. I went to a town meeting with my husband Jason. I wasn’t on the original list of game-changers but was invited to attend by...
Half Way There

Half Way There

I am overwhelmed. I’m having a hard time understanding what has happened in the last few weeks. I’d be lying if I said I expected things to unfold like this. I wanted an arts center. It fell through. I didn’t panic. It came true. I thought I could do a quick shout out on Facebook...
Oh! A Meth Lab...

Oh! A Meth Lab…

Full disclosure. I bought a 12,500 square foot building, including a 4-bedroom (GORGEOUS) apartment, with a sizable parking lot, on Valley Street, to open an arts center, for $78,900. THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT. In Chicago, I would have paid a million dollars. Well, not really, because I don’t HAVE a million dollars. My...
Don't Suck

Don’t Suck

I don’t actually know who is supposed to hate whom. Admittedly, I paid VERY little attention in high school when discussing political discord, warring nations, differing religions… not because I was lazy but because none of those things made any difference to me – AT ALL. The less I knew about who is supposed to...
This Girl

This Girl

“Who the hell is this girl???” I wondered as I wrapped my arms around this total stranger. “How do I not know you by now?” I was looking for a photography studio, almost five years ago. I saw a property that looked perfect. The listing agent looked nice – dare I say ‘perky’? So I called her and...
Do New

Do New

I did something new last night. I sang Christmas songs (seriously) – IN PUBLIC. Two things people who know me would say I would NEVER do: #1 – ‘seriously’ sing, or #2 – sing Christmas songs (seriously or otherwise). I credit my friends. I do things because I demand so much of them. They are SOOOO talented....
There

There

I think I’m there. I got a second cousin hit – A SECOND COUSIN. In the adoptee DNA world a second cousin hit is the mother load. I knew that this person and I shared great grandparents. Her grandmother’s cousin was my mother. But this second cousin match came up as anonymous. In the DNA...