Art

Art is cheaper than therapy

Don’t get me wrong, I like therapy just as much as any daughter of a social worker. But sometimes, having a creative outlet that is all your own – something that has nothing to do with work or money, or […]

Hollywood writers

Hollywood writers writing about writing

To a writer, there is nothing more difficult than writing. For many of us, it’s like that one true love who breaks our heart over and over again – but each time, we come back for more. Nothing gives us […]

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The Impossible Polaroid Resurrection

Those of us who grew up in any decade before the 90’s, remember the ritual that was considered ‘instant photography’ in the pre-digital era: The wildly inaccurate viewfinder The sound of the camera pushing out a single square of strange-smelling […]

Public radio

What the heck is public radio, anyway?

I’ve been working in public radio for about 7 years now, and I often take for granted people understanding what that actually means. When I worked in the movies business as a “D-Girl,” people often thought I was talking about […]

ESPN 30 for 30

How ESPN changed my life

I am not, nor have I ever been, a sports fan. In elementary school, I was consistently picked last in kick ball and eliminated first in dodge ball. In high school, I cut P.E. class even more often than 1st […]

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There’s no crying in Old Hangtown

The human mind is an amazing, beautiful thing. Until something goes wrong, and then it is shockingly cruel, unfair and relentless. It wasn’t until I actually tried to do the math, that I realized it had been 10 years since […]

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