Your Guide to Surviving Family Dysfunction over the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, which means tables filled with turkey, stuffing, ham,  mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Oh, and let’s not forget heaping sides of criticism, cattiness and unresolved conflict. Hail, hail; the dysfunctional gang’s all here!

I know what it is to be haunted by the Ghost of Holidays Past. I’ve washed down my Thanksgiving turkey with salty (more…)

Don’t Be a Drama Mama

As a child, I spend several years attending weekend theater classes at a place then known as Lakewood Little Theater in suburban Cleveland. I’ve always had a flair for the dramatic: I love to tell stories (mostly with my hands), I love to sing, and I love to get a reaction from people. 
That’s mostly my stage persona, as all performers are (more…)