From April, 2020

An added bonus amidst the stress

Before I had my current job, I was primarily a freelance writer and actor. That meant I had a lot of time at home to peruse the Internet, thinking about dinner (much of the world)/supper (midwesterners and definitely my mother) plans nearly every day. I love to read recipes, backstories, comments and reviews, and I…

Some things I am grateful for

I woke up early this morning, but it was already a little bit light out. This is one of my very favorite things about springtime–the coming of longer days. So I laid in bed for a minute and thought about all the little and big things I have come to be grateful for in this…

e2 podcast: Heather Zinger

Listen to the podcast here. Meet my friend Heather Zinger. Artist, entrepreneur, healer and joy maker. Heather is the most intrinsically artistic person I know because she pursues her path from a total commitment to artistic integrity. A lot of it I don’t particularly “get,” but I love that she’s so authentic and real. And…

Huh, that’s weird.

“We have defined weird as a tool to force people toward the center…but the center is boring. When you care, you care by going away from the center.” ~Seth Godin I completed Seth Godin’s AltMBA earlier this year, and it was an incredibly important four-week sprinting marathon of work, learning and connecting. Because I took…

Stay present; stay alert

Warning: long (somewhat rambling, relatively angry and definitely political) post ahead. I have to begin with a preface, which I hate to do, but must needs: I am in an unbelievably privileged position to weather this global pandemic. My husband and I are both receiving paychecks while working from home, regardless how many hours we…

e2 podcast: Tom Schwans

Listen to the podcast here. World, please meet my longtime friend, Tom Schwans. Tom and I went to college for two years together (because he’s two years younger than I am. Isn’t that amazing how math works?) and had really fallen completely out of touch for years and years. Until I had a super fabulous…

I’m launching my new podcast e2 on Saturday!

It’s time to start something new. I mean, surely all this social distancing (if we are privileged and get to stay at/work from home, which I am) is the perfect time to get a little uncomfortable. That is my word for 2020 after all. I’m sending out my first podcast of this new stage, henceforth…

There is a season

This story originally appeared in the March April 2020 issue of Inspired Home magazine. April is in my mistress’ face, And July in her eyes hath place; Within her bosom is September, But in her heart a cold December. In high school, I sang in an ensemble called the Renaissance Singers. I woke up recently singing the alto…

Dr Marry, by any other name, would be as sweet…

Over the course of writing this blog, a number of people have queried as to why I refer to my beloved spouse as Dr Marry. Let the querying be put to rest. Quite simply, I call him Dr Marry in honor of Jane Austen. I present these examples of what I speak: “Mr Bennet, Mr…