It Can Wait

I am drinking coffee and writing on this Sunday morning. I have a turquoise, soft cover Moleskine journal that I love and a ball point pen that writes just right. It’s a beautiful, sunny, January day. My phone is downstairs.  In the time it has taken me to write these four and a half lines,…

Dianne Marie

November 12th marked two years since my Mom lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ultimately pancreatic cancer took her life but I blame Alzheimer’s for stealing her ability to communicate what surely must have been pain. Dianne – the mother of five, Boston native, sports fan, green bean lover – was gone long before she…

Dinner with Meghan

Originally Posted 11-25-11… I just had dinner with a friend I met on an airplane 3 & 1/2 years ago. We were both returning to Raleigh from NYC. Bad weather kept us on the tarmac for hours before taking off. Naturally we exchanged our lives’ stories within the first 45 minutes. She was a kind,…

Comedy for Me

Originally Posted 12-1-10… It never occurred to me that you could actually study comedy. Correction: It never occurred to me that I could actually study comedy. I was raised in a household where you grew up to be an accountant or an IBM’er, not an artist and certainly not a comedian (although with five kids…