Thanksgiving Break

November 28th, 2014 → 6:42 am

“[Husband] and child
Those precious motives, those strong knots of love.”  – Macbeth

A wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday break – spent in the warmth of home, amidst the love of family.

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

The Jury Reaches a Decision

November 25th, 2014 → 6:44 am

“‘Twas a rough night.” – Macbeth

We live about half a mile from the courthouse in Clayton, MO where the grand jury announcement was made on the Michael Brown case last night.  I came home early from work to avoid the roads, ordered my husband to do the same, but then we had to listen to all the helicopters swarming overhead all night.  My four year old son had trouble going to sleep because of all the commotion we could hear outside.  It was an awful, nerve-wrecking evening.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

Frumpy U.S. Journalists

November 23rd, 2014 → 6:59 am

“Sleek o’er your rugged looks.” – Macbeth

Apparently the U.S. press corps was told they have to dress better than they do when they cover the U.S. president, if they want to be around the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit next month.  Ha ha ha ha ha.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

German Village Plays Prank on Neo-Nazis

November 20th, 2014 → 5:52 am

“I do desire we may be better strangers.” – As You Like It

A town in Germany that is subject to an unwanted neo-Nazi march every year, this year played a truly excellent prank on them.  The town held a fundraiser for the Exit program (a nonprofit that helps people break from extremist groups like neo-Nazism), where for each meter marched by the neo-Nazis, money would be donated to the Exit program.  The neo-Nazis were essentially, and unwittingly, marching against themselves!  The prank raised 10,000 euros for the Exit program.  How completely awesome – reading about this story totally made my day.

Filed under: Blog & Stupid/Evil People

On Sale Now!

November 10th, 2014 → 5:14 am

The Other Shakespeare goes on sale this week.  Ahhhhhhhh!!

Filed under: Blog & Literature/Theatre/Art & Self/My Life

Control of the U.S. Senate

November 6th, 2014 → 5:59 am

“This common body
Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream,
Goes to, and back, lackeying the varying tide,
To rot itself with motion.”  – Antony and Cleopatra

First Democrats were in control, now Republicans are in control… who holds the power in Congress seems to sway with every election.  It’s exhausting.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

The Other Shakespeare

November 3rd, 2014 → 6:42 am

“I will a round unvarnished tale deliver…” – Othello

My novel, The Other Shakespeare, is in the publication process and almost available for sale.  How exciting!!

Cover Proof Final2 - Copy

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