Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bye Bye Boobies

Last summer, I went to a party with some old high school friends in Michigan. My friend Steve, whom I hadn’t seen in several years, took one look at me, not even a hello, and said, “Nope. Those aren’t your … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like overscheduling?

Four years ago, Sam performed at an annual fundraiser for a theatre we love in AZ. We had just moved into our new house. Craig was out of town for work. Aidan was a baby. Lauren was 5. We were … Continue reading

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What’s the Clearance, Clarence?

To the creators of the Clearance aisle: I’m on to you. I know what you are doing. My parents were in retail. You take things that were already marked up way too high, and then you sell them for a … Continue reading

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Sorry

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday where we feel really bad for everything we did last year. It is our most religious holiday: its the Jewish Christmas. Minus the presents or joy. We punish ourselves by taking away the … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Is Life

I recently took 5 year old Aidan to the book store to choose 2 new books for fun extra reading. After hours of analysis, he emerged with 2 choices: a book on the Revolutionary War and a book on Abraham … Continue reading

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Big

“Come in, come in for the time of your life, we promise you the time of your life. ‘Cause every day’s the time of your life, when it’s time to play.” These words were written on a tiny sheet of … Continue reading

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Druish? She doesn’t look Druish.

When Sam was in a local show a few years ago, the theatre owner was trying to figure out how to boost ticket sales. Arizona has fantastic local theatre, but getting the word out can be tough. “The Jews,” I … Continue reading

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