How I Learn

We’re tiptoeing into Christmas, and while I might be spending it in muggy Houston this year, my previous few months have seen winter weather aplenty. I spoke a few weeks ago about how I missed seeing the Northern Lights while I was visiting Norway, but I’d like to show you a bit more of the country, as well as attempt …

Walk With Me

I talk a lot about comfort zones and getting out of them, but I realize that I don’t often expound on my own adventures outside the wire.  By the time you read this I should be well on my way to being comfortable again, but as I type it, I’m in a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale and I’m anything but. …

Some Travel Advice

I was recently asked for advice by someone who was considering solo traveling as a female. I don’t have a lot of female-specific advice, but here’s a nugget or two that applies to all of us. Take a picture of where you are staying. Write down the address. Make sure you can pronounce the name. Then, go get lost. All …

Object in the Rearview Mirror

Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are. I feel like the warning works better this way.  I cannot speak for every other profession, but in my realm, the one unavoidable tool of the trade is a notebook.  I’ve been filling them up with stories, fiction and non, since I was a junior in high school. I’ve …

Hunting Season

I’m inviting you to go on a hunt, one to purge an invasive species from your world. Our minds, for all of their wondrous intricacies, are really just electrical computers running if/then statements. Social comparison is how we navigate the world. It’s hardwired into our mental laptops.  We use it all the time to navigate the chaos.  We hate being …

The Right Expression

I follow a lot of comic book artists on Instagram.  As a doodler with a childhood full of superheroes, I sketch them all the time. It’s a wonderful distraction before shows, and if you look around the back of the club on any night I’m performing, you can probably find one. But these guys are pros. If you look at …