Archive | January 2014

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for love of the game

To me, watching someone do what they love — and do it so amazingly because of their talent and affinity for it — is truly a rush. Kobe knocking down the 3-point playoff shot at the buzzer, Peyton throwing the perfect (and perfectly impossible) touchdown pass, Shaun literally defying gravity as he rides the half […]

quit clowning around

I don’t like clowns. No, “don’t like” isn’t strong enough. I despise, loathe and hate clowns. Clowns scare me to death. There’s a word for people like me — other than neurotic, that is — coulrophobic. (Hey, look at that, we’ve got our own phobia.) It makes perfect sense to me (uh-oh, isn’t that what […]

matter of fact

People often ask me where I get my inspiration for my writing. And, as unglamorous as it may sound, ideas come to me most frequently in the most mundane of circumstances. Like last night, while attempting (unsuccessfully) to fall asleep and weighing whether I should just give it up and read, a random thought popped […]

broadway babies

Dear Broadway: I know. It’s been a long while since you’ve seen my face — waiting for the house lights to go down, the curtain to go up, and the world to go away for a couple of acts. I grew up going to more of your shows than I can count — mostly the […]