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My stepdaughter thinks we are weird. We = her dad and me. Mostly him, because he was at the school, doing a science demo in her brother’s class, and he stopped by her lunch period to sit with her. With his guitar. His presence there was clearly the Worst Thing Ever. She literally kicked him … Continue reading



I am many things these days: Mom, Wife, Step Mom, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, Actor, Theatre Teacher, etc. I am also a playwright. I wear this title hesitantly. Calling oneself a writer of any kind is a big deal, and I’m still developing my skillz. It is not “playwrite” nor “playright” but “playWRIGHT.” One who puts … Continue reading



Abraham is 12 months old. Until tomorrow. Here are 12 things I don’t want to forget about him (inspired by Sandra Boynton’s Little Pookie) He wakes with a smile. Immediately, he wants to look out the window, play with the alarm clock and cordless phone, and, if I’m lucky, snuggle. He likes to feed himself. … Continue reading



I had a realization tonight. I think I am an extrovert. Not the life-of-the-party kind, but the needs-to-be-with-people kind.  I’m terrified of people but I also really like them. Big groups, no thanks. But small groups, ok. And one-on-one, especially if it is someone I like, yes, please. I like going up to the cafe … Continue reading



Last December, I wrote about my dislike about the secularization of Christmas. I’m Jewish, and I grew up with friends who were not, and I did some Christmas partying with them. But it wasn’t my family (we did the cliche “Eat Chinese and see a movie” on Christmas).  My step kids celebrate Hanukah with us, … Continue reading