Improv Intervention!

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The other day I was sitting at a very serious coffee spot in San Francisco. The kind of elaborate coffee laboratory where an earnest hipster meticulously crafts me the perfect cup of joe in just under 14 minutes, for only six dollars.  I … Continued

Color Me Delighted!

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I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time in the wild and wonderful, multi-cultural swirl that is India. People in India are not afraid of color. It’s everywhere and I love it. Wearing color is a gift.  As long as … Continued

My Ass-Kicking Great Grandmother

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This is my great-grandmother. Her name was Florence Bates.  She was an astonishingly courageous human being. Born in 1888, Florence became one of the first woman lawyers in Texas in 1912. That would be a full eight years before women could even vote. In 1912, she got … Continued

Improv – The Ultimate Multi-tool

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So, you know these jobbies? This is called a multi-tool. These are the thingies that People-Who-Can-Fix-Things have tucked into the little side pocket of their Carharts, ready to provide the exact tool for doing what needs to be done; everything … Continued

Learn to Love Your Incompetence!

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The biggest challenge of attempting anything new is that when you first begin, you are pretty much guaranteed to be inept, clumsy and just plain-old terrible at whatever it is. Take for instance, me, this morning. This morning I tried … Continued