Yesterday I promised to share the results of Reedy Point Players' 2018 One Act Festival. I had planned to blog about it last night, after the cast party/awards ceremony but, honestly, I was simply too tired to write a blog. It has been a crazy whirlwind weekend as most show weekends. Luckily, my office is … Continue reading And the Award Goes to…
The night started for us around 4:30 pm - sleet had begun to fall as we made our way to the theater. By the time we arrived huge flakes of snow were coming down fast and furiously. As we prepared for the final night of the festival, we watched the snow continue to fall and … Continue reading About Last Night…
I'm sure a number of you are surprised that I have not blogged about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. To be honest, I have been posting a lot on social media about it and I have found that those who have similar political thoughts are in agreement with my stance. Of course, those with … Continue reading Oh What A Night!
Every day when we open our eyes in the morning, we have a choice. We can choose to get out of bed in a good mood or to get out of bed grumpy. Sometimes the choice is harder to make when we're tired or know that we have a grueling day ahead. But we still … Continue reading It’s the Little Things in Life
Welcome to another rainy Sunday in Delaware! Where my mind runs rampant and there's tax-free shopping. Today marks the start of tech week (aka Hell Week) for the 2018 One Act Festival at Reedy Point Players. Tech week is not for the weak. It's an all day rehearsal today (12 pm - 6 pm for … Continue reading Tech Week, Lent, and Trump
I am not sure how I am feeling right now. Frustrated? Yes. Excited? Somewhat. Confused? Definitely. The other morning I was reviewing my checking account activity online and noticed the check I included with my application was never processed. Odd, I thought. So, while eating my lunch I called the Department of Vital Statistics in … Continue reading Turn of the Page
an·tic·i·pa·tion anˌtisəˈpāSH(ə)n/ noun noun: anticipation; plural noun: anticipations the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction. (definition from Google Dictionary) Anticipation is a powerful thing. It can move you forward with excitement or keep you frozen in place due to anxiety or fear. For me, anticipation propels me forward, forcing me to keep my eye … Continue reading Anticipation
This past week has been surprisingly challenging. It started with the server at work going down, zero people auditioning, and didn't get much better. By Thursday I had a kink in my neck so bad I took a strong muscle relaxer and slept for 12 hours. That helped. I needed the sleep and the kink … Continue reading Looking Towards the Future
Yesterday proved once again that every day has a lesson for us to learn. This time it was an old lesson, but one I needed to be reminded of, apparently. In addition to writing the blog about the school shootings yesterday, I wrote a post on Facebook that asked the same questions regarding gun regulation … Continue reading Every Day Has a Lesson
Theatre is taking over, again, but this isn't a bad thing. Rehearsals for the One Act Festival are 3 days a week. This week I'm throwing in the 2nd round of auditions for the spring show, Full Frontal Nudity, into the mix. So, I have 2 days off this week from theatre. Well, that isn't … Continue reading Theatre is Taking Over…Again!
Yesterday, tens of thousands of women and men gathered for at Logan Square in Philadelphia for the 2018 Women's March. We then marched en masse up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum steps peacefully in solidarity. Just thinking about it now brings tears to my eyes from how incredibly moving it was to … Continue reading What A Day It Was!
Today is the 2018 Women's March and this time I'm marching in Philadelphia. They are expecting 50,000 people. I am marching with my daughter, Noelle, her friend Erin, my sister by another Mother - Marnie, and my niece Reese. There will be others with us, but to be able to march with these women is … Continue reading Today I March…Again
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service. It's wonderful that something so beneficial was born out of what was originally just another day off from work and school. Aside from serving our communities, we need to remember that Dr. King was primarily a voice for civil rights. He is … Continue reading Civil Rights Are Human Rights
Hello and welcome to Sunday Funday! Okay, seriously, who came up with that silly catchphrase? Was it a bar or something? I have noticed that it is a common phrase for bars to use, especially during football season. Do you remember what Sunday was like when you were a child? I do. It started with … Continue reading Sunday Funday?
I haven't been saying anything here on my blog regarding national and international news because honestly I just cannot continue to engage. It's been a crazy year and for my own sanity I am trying very hard not to get into major political debates here. Until now. Earlier this week, the President of the United … Continue reading Right and Wrong
I don't have one particular theme for today. My mind is wandering quite a bit. The big thing today is my daughter turned 25. A milestone birthday. It's a little surreal to think she's a quarter of a century old today. I'm sure it is for her too. I can remember that day so well. … Continue reading Friday Ramblings
Hope changes everything. What a powerful and true statement. Hope changes everything, because when you have hope you have a better attitude. That's really what that means. If you feel hopeless you do not see the silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel, and all of the other hopeful clichés. Hope. It's … Continue reading Hope
My illness, it turns out, has a name. Sinus infection. Therefore, I have to take antibiotics. I took the first dose last night about 3 hours before going to sleep. This is where it gets interesting. My dreams were bizarre, though I understood where they came from overall. Mostly my dreams were related to upcoming … Continue reading Theatre Has Taken Over…my Dreams?
I have been thinking a lot (my husband would be scared!) about how we weave the fabric of our lives. Throughout my life, I have considered my closest friends an extension of my family. My father used to tell me that my friends were too important to me, that family must come first. Dad wasn't … Continue reading Weaving the Fabric of Life
To an adoptee, a name can be priceless. I just said to my husband, "all I want is a name - my birth mother's name or even my birth father's name." A name. Seems like a simple a request, and in today's open adoption world, it's easy. Well, easier. For those of us adopted in … Continue reading How Much is a Name Worth?
This morning my PC decided to install updates. A lot of updates. An hour of updating. It's a new PC. How much does it really need to update? During this time, my PC provides commentary. My favorite is "this could take a while." You think? While my PC is doing it's thing, I'm thinking about … Continue reading Updating – This Could Take A While
I mentioned in a post yesterday that I am not doing the "new year, new me" thing and that is true. But I am making a few adjustments to how I start my day. This is to ensure I'm starting my day in a positive frame of mind. First thing I'm doing is getting up … Continue reading Starting the New Year Right
Adoptees have rights. Or so you would think. Adoptees have very limited rights and that depends on the state you were adopted from originally. I was born and adopted in New Jersey. As of January 1, 2017 (yes, exactly 1 year ago), adoptees can obtain an uncertified original birth certificate. This is wonderful news. BUT, … Continue reading An Adoptees Rights
This isn't a "new year, new me" type of thing. It's "new year, old roots" because in 2018 I have a couple of main focuses. 1. To buy a house within the first half of the year. 2. To find my roots - which began the last month of 2017 and will probably take me … Continue reading New Year, Old Roots
When I was 2 weeks old, I was adopted by 2 wonderful parents who have loved me, encouraged me, and have made me feel special my entire life. I had a good childhood overall. BUT, I don't know where I come from. I don't know my origins. The adoption agency shared some of their interview … Continue reading Finding My Roots
It is 15 days before Christmas and all through the house...yeah aside from my Christmas themed table cloth and a Christmassy birdfeeder decoration, my house is one big BAH HUMBUG! The Christmas trees pictured above are trees from some Christmases past - 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Since 2013 we haven't really had much in … Continue reading Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Every single year for more years than I can remember, Fall has been an incredibly frantic time for me. This year is no exception. In fact, it's a little more insane than usual. I am currently directing two productions - one staged and one murder mystery, working full-time, trying to secure a mortgage so we … Continue reading Another Fall Frenzy
Last night we had the read-thru of Full Frontal Nudity. We barely could get through a scene without loads of laughter. This show is even more hysterical when you add in the actors! There are some logistical challenges to staging this show at our theater. Let me explain. Our theater is housed in what used to … Continue reading Looks Like It Will Be a Hit!
The other day someone on Facebook posted about something that made them say how disgusted they felt about this country. This type of outrage has become standard, unfortunately. Thanks to free speech, this person had the right to say it. Here's where their outrage took an ugly turn, in the comments. Their response to their … Continue reading Managing Outrage
To be pro-choice does not necessarily mean one is pro-abortion. It means that I believe women’s reproductive choices should be her own, not the government’s decision. In addition, those who believe that if you support Planned Parenthood you are pro-abortion are mistaken. Planned Parenthood’s primary goal is to provide ob/gyn healthcare to women, especially those who are low-income. When I became pregnant, they never mentioned abortion to me. They promoted either adoption or keeping the baby and provided information on both. They did not provide information on abortion to me. So please, everyone, make sure you know the facts before trashing an amazing organization.
My mother, at 27
On January 22, the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, protesters marched on the mall in Washington D.C. and House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the crowd. “Can we just thank God,” he said, “for giving us a pro-life president back in the White House?”
The president whom, until he ran for president, was not pro-life. But the crowd cheered anyway, and waited for the president to speak to them, to cheer his voting base on.
I was seven years old in 1973, the day the Supreme Court overturned a Texas law and made abortion legal in the United States. Roe v. Wade stated that a woman had the right, the choice, to privately end a pregnancy. By then my mother, age 27, had already given birth to three children. And for her first two pregnancies, she was unmarried and had to get married, twice, to men…
View original post 796 more words