Make Hey! — while the sun shines. Even a little.
If this year is any indication, the next half century of my life is going to be VERY busy. The first half was, too — but nuthin’ like this. It’s good. I’m a big fan of making hay while the sun shines and this year, has been a whole lotta “Hey!” even on slightly cloudy days. Having always been a storyteller, the writing and babbling out loud of my own stories has been fun — and this year I’m […]
Envy. Envy. Envy.
[Re-posted from an SCV Gazette Afternoon T. article] Q: How do I fight the green-eyed monster of envy? An ex has replaced me and I am practically stalking the new love on every social media platform. I canât even say itâs about the two of them being together. Iâm obsessed with everything my âreplacementâ does. I donât know how to stop this crazy-train. A: First letâs clarify a couple of things. 1) Thereâs no such thing as âpractically stalkingâ if […]
As a storyteller, when people ask what I do I usually describe it as “Words: Spun, Sung, Spoken and Scrawled. In my life, I’ve had the good fortune to present words in all their formats. As a vocalist I spent time as a singer in studios and on stages. As a writer I’ve had my work of words printed in magazines, newspapers and children’s chapter books. As an actress I’ve gone deep into characters that delivered words I never dreamed […]
What can be done about habitual lying? Donât we all know someone in our life who isnât a bad person, but fibs all the time? Someone who will lie even about silly, unimportant things. When we get upset by this behavior we will often question ourselves, wondering âAm I being too sensitive? Should I just let it go?â Not gonna lie, this habit of fibbing is not something to gloss over and ignore. Honestly, human nature can cause us to […]
Call me by my NAME.
Yesterday, I was told that I made a terrible faux pas by not calling someone by their proper first name. Not only had I made an error, apparently this person was âoffendedâ that I couldnât get his name right. Ouch. Now, in my defense this introduction was made in a bit of a flurry as we were walking through a film location for a short I wrote and commence shooting this weekend. This is a movie about a […]
Flood, Mud, Fire and Earthquake.
Folks often say that California doesnât have seasons. While itâs true we donât experience the seasons typically associated with gorgeous Pinterest pages — and oh, how I love me some images of crisp autumn twilight and mugs of hot beverages â we can consistently expect the arrival of Flood, Mud, Fire and Earthquake. As a Native Californian, I grew up reading the history of how earthquakes, floods, muds and fire have destroyed many a town up and down our fine […]
You da’ bomb.
Answering the phone at lunch, especially when you see that it is your place of employment calling, can be risky business. Last week, when work called I was told not to come in. Being insecure and always living in fear that Iâm not good enough my response was: âWhy? Am I being fired? Is this the day that finally happens?!â Â The voice on the phone chuckled nervously and said, âNo, donât come in because the entire area has been evacuated […]