Category Archives: Memoir

Telling Stories

If I was a greeting card, I’d be one of those illustrated story cards, the ones with the little built-in music tracks. I honestly can’t remember a time I wasn’t captivated by words, pictures and music. Or by wanting to … Continue reading

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Flying to Neverland

Today is my birthday, but I’m far too clever (or is that cagey?) to simply say that. Truth is, I’ve been thinking about my past birthdays. “Contemplating my natal navel,” so to speak. I’ve been thinking about: Food. Always a … Continue reading

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Does God Answer?

God rarely tells me what he’s doing. But he’s always more than willing to show me what he wants me to do. Some years back I landed an invitation-only position in a CBS workshop for up-and-coming comedy writers. Was I … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Honestly? I’m a gringo. But I grew up near enough to take daytrips into México. And I always had enough friends with big Mexican families to get a taste of—and for—south-of-the-border culture. Which, to me, meant The Two Fs: Family … Continue reading

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Our Stay-Day-Vaycation

A Staycation Photoblog* *I caught a few typos after captioning the photos and uploading them (ahem, “Botatnical” garden?), and have no intention of going back and fixing them. It adds character, right? (Note: All photos except the first were taken … Continue reading

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Do You Live in Your Head?

I’m a monologist. By which I mean I’m a dedicated one-way communicator. Writing and lecturing come naturally to me. But conversation? Well… Did I mention I’m a monologist? An old girlfriend once stared at me in disbelief and said, “You … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Do Drugs

Oh, I did, trust me. Like a lot of 18-year-olds, I dabbled in anything forbidden or frowned upon by old people over 30. It was the era when drugs were going to “expand our consciousness.” I’d watched the cast of … Continue reading

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