Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of “not understanding” her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she’s a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good […]

Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend […]

Why I Watch the Oscars Anyway

I believe we all have stories to tell and it’s important to share them. This is probably why I love books and movies and why I majored in theatre. So despite not seeing any of the nominated movies, I watched the Oscars last night. Now I’m not big on the whole “celebrity culture” thing, but I […]

A Creative Outlet

I try and have tried for years to be thankful for what I have in life, as I know even in my hard times, there were folks having harder times. Never was this more difficult for me than when I had a day job that required me to be at a desk all day. In […]

“This is SO cool!”

We made it! Though I can count on one hand the times I have driven into downtown Houston by myself, we made it to the parking garage at the Hobby Center on time and without incident. We kept a good pace, walking hand in hand, as we entered the building; of course we would need […]