How I’m Learning to Manage My Money

“But you’ll never make any money.” Anyone who has gone into the arts is familiar with this refrain. Every time someone used to say anything to this effect, I’d shrug it off indignantly, assuming they were projecting own fears and insecurities on me. “Maybe you won’t make any money,” I’d think to myself, “but I’m [...]

Let There Be Light

Happy Vernal Equinox! Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and is one of two days in the year (the other being the Autumnal Equinox) when we receive the same amount of light as darkness. Isn’t the symmetry gorgeous? It has traditionally been a celebration of life, renewal, and a [...]

Here and Now

I haven’t felt moved to write on here in a while. Lack of inspiration? Exhaustion? Forgetfulness? Whatever the source, I’m here now. Life update: after four years in the Bay Area I’ve moved back to New York City. It was time. My body ached for the breakneck pace, for an unparalleled dedication to theatre, for [...]

There They Are…Baked In That Pie

I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]

A Brief Catalog of Gratitude

I love Thanksgiving. I'd say it's my favorite holiday, but I say that on Halloween and Christmas too. But really, Thanksgiving is wonderful because it's all about family and food. No pressure of gift giving, no ornaments to break, no pine needles to sweep up. Just a feast with your loved ones. I love cooking almost [...]