The Liebster Award

It finally happened. I’ve won a major award. Yes, I am the proud recipient of The Liebster Award, given to me by Timothy Inners, who blogs over at Things I Never Thought I’d Say Until I Became a Parent. In case you are not aware, as I was not, The Liebster Award is a made up […]

Pre-Order My Book and Get a Free Hug

Okay, I’m super excited right now, so I will try to say this calmly: MY BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! AAAAHHHHHHHH! *pant* *pant* *pant* *pant* Ok, I got that off my chest. Breathe. Breathe. Ok, breathing. Let me say this again, in a more settled and professional way. MY BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! AAAAHHHHHHHH! […]

Homelessness: The Phantom Menace

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (actually yesterday afternoon, downtown), I participated in the C.O.T.S. Walk with my family, in an attempt to reduce and understand homelessness. C.O.T.S. is an acronym for the Committee On Temporary Shelter and they provide waystations, daystations, and transitional housing around the city for those of […]

The Top 10 Numbers Between 1 and 10

Hey people! It’s Friday! That means you want to read something fun and easy before your weekend. Something like a list! But lists are so overdone, aren’t they? So many numbered items… But why do we never rank the numbers themselves?! I will fix that right now. Here are the top 10 integers between one and […]

We Almost Met – #Dads4Oren

I almost met him. When Oren Miller, the founder of my dad bloggers group, announced that he had stage 4 lung cancer, and announced it the very week I joined the group, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never see him in person. As the weeks and months went on, […]

Why I Am Ruined For Other Singing

I am an opera singer.  I have been studying and training as opera singer for quite some time now, but I didn’t always used to be the classical lyric tenor that I am today.  When people ask me when I started singing opera, and was it in high school perhaps, I ask them if they […]

Passing Trucks on the Highway: Slower, or Faster?

We drove from Vermont to Washington, D.C. and back again this weekend, not only because we are insane but for other reasons as well, which meant that we spent a good portion of the past three days on highways surrounded by huge trucks.  Pennsylvania especially seems to be a breeding ground for semis, trailers, closed […]

10 Classic Films Re-Imagined with Female Casts

Yesterday I read a rumor article online suggesting that they may do the new Ghostbusters movie (you know, the one that is never going to happen) with an all-female cast of Ghostbusters.  And this sounded awesome.  I don’t know who they would get to play the new Ghostbusters, if they would simply cast four hot […]