February 13, 2020

In the late 1980s, my family moved to a newly built home in a subdivision in suburban Cleveland. The thing I remember most about that process? Picking the paint and carpeting for my own room. There were so many options; a range of shades and textures laid out in samples on the kitchen table. 

My choice without hesitation: Pink. Dark pink carpeting and light pink walls. Th...

January 30, 2020

In my best “good old days” voice: When I was growing up, you were either a music kid or a sports kid. My family? We were sports kids. Me, my brother and my sister all played a few sports, starting in elementary school and going through high school. 

I didn’t really know many music kids … at least until I started dating one in 1999. When I married him a few years after tha...

January 15, 2020

First thought: Oh, Bernie

Second thought: What if he’s right? 

Third thought: Actually no thinking, just stomach-clenching anxiety that, in 2020, despite three years of countless lies and an almost endless list of reasons why he should be voted out of office, this country will re-elect President Trump. And that will mean another four years under the leadership of a man w...

January 9, 2020

Awards season is here!

For most of us, that doesn’t mean anything more than perhaps hosting a fun Oscars watch party that features Little Smokies in the slow cooker and aggressively tweeting about those dresses. And while I do appreciate opulent fashion, I’m here for the oratory. 

I’m fascinated by what folks say when suddenly presented with the opportunity to speak about...

December 30, 2019

From scary hospital visits to breathtaking cathedrals in Spain to wide open spaces in Colorado to new opportunities with old friends. What a year.

It was a lot of treading water in 2019. But we kept swimming -- right through everything from the delight of Baby Yoda to the anxiety over economic uncertainty and a roller coaster stock market to the deep sadness that follows...

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