June 26, 2020


On the day you died, there were two WTF moments I wish you’d been alive to see.

Because you would've  thought them hilarious.

(Granted, had you been alive, they wouldn’t have happened, but there you go.) 

On the morning of The Day, Mom and I sat by your bedside in yo...

April 9, 2020

Bill Withers died

Sad news among the onslaught of tragic, devastating, mindbogglingly awful news that deluges us daily.  Upon hearing of Withers’ passing, however, I had to smile.  (Not because he died, obviously, but because of the memory he invokes.) 

Grammy aw...

January 20, 2020

This past December,

on Friday the 13th (fitting), my husband was in the UK and I was in week two of a sinus infection and day three of a sinus migraine so painful that, after three nights with no sleep, I decided, "Screw it, I'll take antibiotics."  

For my previous Ann...

September 28, 2019

My sister is named after a beloved Great Aunt and our truly wonderful Grandmother.

I'm named after a weed.

"Queen Anne's Lace" -  also known as the  Wild Carrot  - is a white, flowering weed. Common to Europe and North America, it's abundant and edible, so if I'm ever s...

December 5, 2018

Am feeling ill (a persistent cold/sore throat) and stuck (on a script) so I decided to run the numbers for this year. 

While still mostly a nightmare politically, personally, 2018 was fairly productive. To Wit:

ARTIFICE:  6 (Count 'em- 6!)  Full productions


If there is one good thing to come from Trump's running for President  (and by "good" I mean something that isn't completely dispiriting, soul killing, gouge out your eyes depressing), it's the release of the now infamous "Grab 'em by the pussy" tape.  Not only does it...

August 18, 2017

Several years ago,

I won a New Play contest. 

As part of the prize, my nascent, newly hatched play was going to be the premiere production at a weekend long theater festival in the Midwest.  For me, this meant a free flight, free hotel, and since the town was close to...

 Therapist's office.  

New Age-y

(Think  bullshit quotes on  water color posters, gamelon music, probably a little fountain.)   


And I realized it's not my job to fix him, so I told him it's over.


May 19, 2017

I’m from the Midwest and we do not lie.

Well, okay, that's a lie, but in truth,

we Midwesterners tend to be straight shooters and find dishonesty morally reprehensible.  Sure, we may tell a little fib to avoid hurting one’s feelings, but lying lying?   Not so much....

March 4, 2017

In honor of Women's History Month.

Part 3 of 3.

Ms. Knight, your rebuttal?

So, that is “Rap?”   Well, then.   Needs must.

She rolls up her sleeves as the Commissioners pound the table, etc. 


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