How a Failure Turned into a Gift

How a Failure Turned into a Gift

I’d had roller derby dreams for years. I love roller skating. I love the fun names. I’m amazed by the grace and athleticism, the skill and tactics. And yes, I was definitely even more swayed after seeing the movie Whip It. I mean, who wouldn’t want...
She’s No Streisand

She’s No Streisand

Dang, I love musicals. Love them. My grandparents had the videodisc of Annie. (Yes, videodisc. Remember the vinyl album-sized squares that you’d shove into a machine and pull out the empty plastic cartridge? Then halfway through, the movie would stop, and...
That One Time I Got a Dog and Named Her “Cat”

That One Time I Got a Dog and Named Her “Cat”

Soon after I turned 30, all I wanted was a house. You can paint the walls, turn the music up a little too loud (even past 9), and you no longer have those upstairs neighbors who consistently wake you up at 3 a.m. by moving furniture around. You may think I’m...