May 30, 2020

Movie theatres aren’t open. 

I know this is of the least amount of concern to anyone in the world right now. Nor should it be. I’ve spent the past week obsessed with the news and having lively Facebook discussions (some real—some imagined) with my fellow white people. 

A...

May 28, 2020

One of the real gifts of the past three and a half years has been learning to appreciate and not take for granted, well, anything. 

Let me give you an example. I started running when I lived in Alabama. The Shakespeare Festival, where I went to school, was situated on t...

May 27, 2020

Today is the first day of my summer vacation. 

Is there a more exciting collection of words in the English language? 

Yes. There are. I’m sure we could think of a list of three or four off the top of our heads immediately. But no matter who you are, or how long you gradu...

May 22, 2020

I’m not writing this post for sympathy. And no, nothing major happened. Just a minor annoyance. Just a reminder of how important it is to always be aware of my surroundings. 

I had treatment in Atlanta on Wednesday. Had a good meeting with my doctor. I’ve been feeling n...

May 20, 2020

I’m a sucker for a good vanity plate. Probably a side effect of growing up in the 80’s. Back when being in the car for an extended period of time was so boring it was considered torture by the Geneva Convention.

We did anything to make the time go faster, and I mean any...

May 19, 2020

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. We were going to have an outside, socially distanced pizza party with mom, dad, me, Jaimie, Valerie, Michael, and little baby Patrick. Mom was pretty excited. She was going to have picnic tables with food and drinks in the garage, with...

May 14, 2020

My book is called Hope in the Time of Chemo. 

It was what I originally wanted to name my solo play, but Stages won the day. Hope in the Time of Chemo had always been in the back of my mind, however, and as soon as I decided to go through with the book, I immediately kne...

May 11, 2020

Today is Mother’s Day. 

Go ahead. Read that sentence again. 

That. Is. Crazy. 

It’s Mother’s Day. Which means it’s May. Which means it’s almost summer. Which is impossible because yesterday I was in Iowa doing Stages, and that shit started in February.

Sorry. I’m doing my...

May 8, 2020

I’ve been binge watching. Like many of you I presume. As an educator, I guess I should be Binge Reading. But what I’m watching feels pretty smart so, you know, F it. 

I’ve noticed something recently. There are rules that govern my binging.

Do you all have them? I didn’t...

May 5, 2020

I think making desert is the nicest thing you can do for your child. 

That’s a bold statement, I know, but hear me out. 

This past Sunday, Jaimie and I went and saw my parents. We think we’ve figured out a way to see them while practicing social distancing. We’ve been av...

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