My Life with Dolores Van Cartier

Just to recap, as a kid I really did want to be a hybrid of Claire Huxtable and her real life sister, Debbie Allen. In my mind I was. Between selecting a jury of stuffed animals to hear cases in my bedroom and choosing just the right beat on my Casio keyboard to...

My Dorm Room is Different Now

I graduated from college almost two decades ago and I cannot go into a store this time of year without purchasing something for the dorm room I no longer have. I do not need a microwaveable pizza slice reheater, or a bed in a bag, or 342 granola bars; even though the...

Moments

I was driving to visit a friend and my phone rang. I glanced at the number but didn’t recognize it. Normally I would let it go to voicemail but for whatever reason I felt a need to answer it. I pulled over since I don’t have bluetooth. I have a phone set up that would...

No Expectations

This last week I kicked off my first national tour as a professional in my own right. I navigated four flights, three airports, two storm delays, hundreds of strangers and several thousand miles. I spoke with no notes, no battle in my own mind of me versus them or...

What Love Looks Like

When we are small we think about things in extremes. We love our new toys, we love our favorite meals. I loved New Kids On The Block. In our teen years and well into adulthood we still have that same capacity for love yet some of us aren’t as verbal. Our awareness of...

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