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my, how things have changed

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i’ve lost my blogging voice.  and while that’s not a bad thing, it’s a lonely, boring place to be. i can’t pinpoint when i lost it – definitely a few years ago when facebook and instagram took over my daily accounting.  and then i think fear took over. fear of saying the wrong thing; of unintentionally hurting someone because of something i wrote.  and now…after not blogging for forever, i want to write again.  but what do i write? when i started blogging, we had babies.  only two of them…but…read more

Lyme is the Enemy

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today i spent more time in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and my car than one who has a full-time job.  from 7:00-3:30, i drove from a medical lab to the dentist office to a pedatrician office to two different pharmacies, and finally landed at home at 3:35 pm. the medical lab was for me, where i “donated” four vials of blood for more of the same-old testing that i’ll probably undergo for a few more months. the dentist office was a “date” for my husband and i to get some routine…read more

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11-year-old Rowan, and a slow, steady summer.

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Last Wednesday was a very busy day. Actually all of last week was busy. Rowan Tucker Smith, the boy who made boy Kenny and I parents, turned 11. He decided that he really wanted a Leopard Gecko just like Adam’s…so we found ourselves with a new little guy in the aquarium a few days before his birthday.  We ended up having to take that gecko back because it didn’t eat. Even after force-feeding it (hearkening back to the days when we were force-nursing newborn lambs!), it was not interested in…read more

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and on the seventh day…

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If you’ve been in a high-intensity artistic project, you have, no doubt, experienced the “let-down” that comes in the days following its finish. Not only is it because you’ve been spending a lot of time with friends (although that is a big part of it), but it’s also because your creative juices have been flowing over the course of the production and then all of a sudden, they stop. It’s like the headaches you get when you cut out caffeine or sugar from your diet. The dictionary defines withdrawal as…read more

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A Woman, Deconstructed.

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The playbill proof was waiting to be approved. We had an hour to approve and send it back so that the 700 playbills would be printed in time for our upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. It was perfect. But what kept us from approving it was doubt. In it contained a “Coming up next from hobnob theatre co….” and a silhouette graphic of Victorian men and woman behind the title A Woman of No Importance. We doubted if it was the right choice for our next show. We doubted…read more

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hobnob theatre co. production #2: The Tempest

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we put a show on stage and then to rest all last month. these past weeks of not being in the theater, not making and checking off a to-do list, and not touching up last minute props and costumes, set pieces, and lighting cues have given us wide open days without a schedule. we’re weary but anxious. it’s hard putting away the set into a storage unit, folding away costumes that just a few nights ago adorned characters on a stage who just about perfectly told a 400-year-old story to…read more

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