No, It’s Not Just You

Hey there. Can I interrupt whatever you’re working on?  Let me tell you about my last two weeks. I learned a lot of things. Most of them were not good. Twice I found myself in extremely uncomfortable situations created by other people.  In the process, people who I thought were better people turned out not to be better people. I …

The Blueprint

In a world of self-help gurus and life coaches, we put too much importance on the blueprint and not enough on the work.  One of the inarguable things I’ve learned in my twenty years in entertainment is that you cannot get out of putting in the time.  I used to believe that with the right instructions, you could hack your …

The Love and Care of Feral Creatures

This cat-that-is-not-mine and I have had a week. We are almost six months in and she’s remained a feral, outside cat who just happens to call my front porch home base. I came from home from Louisiana this past weekend to find her limping fiercely, and upon further inspection, also missing a front tooth. Since I figured the chances of …

Eyes on the Ground

We’ll do an easy one. Those were the words used to describe plans for a low-key mountain adventure and the intent to climb one of Colorado’s 14ers.  Believe it or not, there are easier 14,000 foot mountains than others, but those difficulty ratings depend on ideal conditions. In 25 degree whiteout weather with 50 mph winds, however, nothing is easy.  …

Who is James?

If you’re not watching Jeopardy! right now, you should be. I’m obsessed with stories like this one, stories that throw a champion your way when you least expect it. We’ll get to James Holzhauer, who we’ll call James from here on so I don’t have to copy/paste his last name repeatedly, in a minute. Like many of you probably, I …

Under Pressure

Sing along, everybody! Mm ba ba deUm bum ba deUm bu bu bum da de There’s a reason why couples who meet during traumatic situations stay together. Those scenarios are proving grounds, and it goes for our more platonic relationships as well. We could expedite a lot of process if we were willing to put our relationships in the fire …