Tales from the Trenches of Standby Travel

A couple of weeks ago I was trying to get out of town on standby. You know how sometimes there will be a perfect storm of glitches? This was one of those days. One advantage […]

WIP Wednesday

I’ve been quiet lately. Last week I was sick, and this week I am sequestering myself to work on my next book – a sequel to Raising John. Here’s a sample from the beginning. This […]

Empowerment in the Age of the Supermodel

When I was in college I had a conversation with a guy once that went like this: Him: “It’s so strange, XXX (a mutual friend) knows who all the fashion models are. She knows their […]

To Be Young Again

I’m told I have some funny stories in me, and so begins a blog series of funny/poignant/ridiculous/illuminating stories from the archives of my brainpan. I’ll start with this one – in which my sister and […]

Crowdsourcing for My Tagline

I’ve been lax about updating my blog for the past few weeks. First it was The Moth and now it’s the interminable task of updating my website and figuring out how to market Raising John […]

Technical Difficulties

This week I was going to post my story in written form, along with the link to my Moth performance, but I’m having a hard time finding out where they store the recordings. I know […]

How to Do a Live Story

I missed my Wednesday post this week, but I have a reason. I was hard at work on a story for the Moth Story Slam. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an offshoot of […]

The Power of Apology

Several times a month, if not every week, there’s a story in the news about an apology that’s not really an apology. A “sorry-not-sorry” if you will. Sports figures are caught doping or abusing the […]

Please Stand By

As an airline employee I am entitled to unlimited free travel on flights operated by my employer. This probably sounds like a wonderful perk, and it is, but it’s not the unfettered joy it might […]

Under Construction

I’m working on some updates to my website. Stay tuned for a more visually pleasing experience.