29 January

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

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THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Finding this photo of my gorgeous mom, taken in Italy, in the early ’60’s was an absolute delight.  I am thinking about her travels, as a newlywed, with my dad.  There was hope and joy in her heart as she looked to the future.  This is giving me such insight into Margaret Johnson’s experience as […]

23 January

Reaching

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Reaching

Oh geez, another one for dad…this is a doozy. Way back when I was a kid, (not that way back) my dad and mom were involved with a movement called primal therapy.  Now I don’t  think I’m going to go into a detailed account of what that is, I don’t think I could accurately depict […]

13 January

The Word That Shall Not Be Used

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The Word That Shall Not Be Used

Dead. I hate that word. I do. I don’t think I hated it before my dad ____ (past tense of the word that shan’t again be used), but I don’t remember. Before, I think I always used the word “____” when describing someone who had ____. (see above past tense) The Academy Awards “In Memoriam” […]

29 December

New Year’s Resolutions

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I’m not part of a large family. Both of my parents are (were) only children, and had acrimonious relationships with their relatives; we had spotty interactions with them, at best. My husband’s family isn’t large either.  By the time I joined his family his grandparents had passed away, and although he had, and still has, […]

20 December

Bonus Track; Snow in Seattle

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Yeah, right, all you good drivers…whatever…yeah, that’s YOU Matt Shimkus! So I decided to put on makeup driving down a hill when it was icy… So I made a u turn over a double double yellow at rush hour… You are all a bunch of showoffs… Whatever… You’re all just dissing on other drivers who […]

20 December

A Series Of Awkward Events

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Working as an actor is fascinating to me.  Exploring a story’s place on the timeline of history, including politics, religion, socioeconomic and gender issues and how those facts impact human behavior?  Incredible. I adore research and diving deep into the heart of characters and situations with other people who like to do the same thing. […]

1 December

We Are Family; November 27th

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I picked up the New York Times today on the way home from Los Angeles, and the Science Section was devoted to the subject of the ever changing definition and composition of the modern American family. How apropos, as I was leaving my loved ones who live in Burbank; my mom, my sister, her husband […]

20 November
11 November

Blogging; I’ll Do My Best

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Many thanks so much for this! I have not been this thrilled by a site post for really some time! You have got it, whatsoever that indicates in blogging. In any case, You are absolutely a person that has anything to say that men and women should hear. …thank you? Above is just one example […]

6 November

New York New York

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I can’t help but think of my mom, here in the city that never sleeps.  How thrilling that she attended The Julliard School.  I cannot wait to dive into some of her stories, including her job on the national tour of The Sound Of Music. Here’s one she told me the other night: Mom: When […]