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31 Days of Experiencing New Things: Day 9 & 10… & 11!

Some days are jampacked with new experiences, like last Friday. But this past Saturday and Sunday… not so much.

On Saturday, I bought kale, eggs and bacon at Kingston Natural Foods in the Rondout. Yes, this was a new experience in that I’d never bought any of those items at . . .

A Comedy of Errors – Day 7 & 8

When you’re in a foul mood, the idea of experiencing something new becomes more of a burden than a delight. And on Thursday, July 8, I was struggling to write dazzling copy for a client of mine. It wasn’t happening. And that made me grumpy.

As a writer, sometimes things just flow easily and vibrantly . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 5 & 6

The problem with taking on any project like this, where you commit to doing something new every day for a certain number of days, is coming up with compelling, new experiences that conveniently fit into your day. Sure, if you have unlimited free time you could visit new towns, take a train ride, hike a . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 3 & 4

Yesterday, I cheated.

I was so worn out from experiencing new things on Saturday, that yesterday, Sunday, I rested. A lot. I figured that since I experienced more than two new things on Saturday, I could claim one of them as my Sunday new experience.

Saturday night, I went to the Bearsville Theater (I . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 1 & 2

Yesterday, I was on Facebook, scanning my stream, noticing that Sandi Krakowski was unplugging from all things Internet for the long 4th of July weekend, and Paul Rakov was still listening to the Grateful Dead (when will he ever learn?), when I saw this link under the Events column on the right “31 Days of . . .

Music News, MAC Awards, and The Rrazz Room

I am loving my life, baby!

I had so much fun making this video (once I wrestled iMovie to the ground and made it scream “Uncle!”) about my recent excursion to New York City to be at the MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs). My friends Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco were both . . .

Spring Lessons: Take It Easy

Spring is here… and my heart is dancing!

I’ve never liked Spring. It always means the end of Winter, and I’ve been a lover of winter all my life. But Spring in the Hudson Valley is slower, easier, less affrontive than Spring in Sonoma County, CA. It’s more mysterious. It unfolds gracefully.

As I write . . .


I moved. Again.

Three blocks up, two blocks over to a truly great space on Hone Street.

And in many ways, this move was more dramatic than my move cross country.

I’m still in the neighborhood I love, the Rondout, but I no longer have to suffer through the noisy DJ parties that Mariners and . . .

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White Christmas

Like angels bending down to kiss me, the most magical snow fell late last night, Christmas night, giving this California girl her first white Christmas. Big, fluffy flakes as big as mice floated slowly out of the dark sky to cover everything, quiet everything. After a day of watching a pay-per-view movie (“Julie & . . .

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First Snow

It started snowing this afternoon!!!

The first winter snow of the season.

So, I HAD to go outside and take a little video… just for you!