I went to T.J. Maxx the other day, the store that offers designer clothing for substantial savings. I’m not wild about T.J. Maxx, because it’s big and chaotic, filled with abandoned carts and endless racks of clothing sliding halfway off their hangers. Plus, there’s no one to help me decide what I should buy. I’m forced to trust my instincts. But I had a gift card and was feeling sturdy, so off I went. [Read more…] about Trust Your Instincts
Quote of the Week for Jan. 23
“When I can no longer create anything, I’ll be done for.” — Coco Chanel
You Should Be On Broadway!
This week’s blog features a fabulous video, featuring a conversation that many of us have had when trying to explain what we do for a living — enjoy!
A Passion for Risk
Risk means different things to different people. For instance, my husband, Eric Masterson, an expert birder as well as writer and photographer, went “hurricane birding” during Hurricane Irene. He was looking for rare bird species that may have blown off course. As a Floridian raised on hurricanes, I thought he was insane. Strongly averse to physical risk, I stayed safely at home, texting him, “Do the words flash floods and deadly projectiles mean anything to you?” To Eric, it wasn’t risk — it was passion. [Read more…] about A Passion for Risk
Festivals: Nantucket Film and FringeNYC
It’s a festive summer! Just a couple of weeks ago, I performed at the 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, appearing in their Late Night Storytelling with Anne Meara, Mike O’Malley (Kurt’s dad from Glee), Jerry Stiller, and Brian Williams (the NBC news anchor, who is hysterical), among others. And as much fun as it was to perform, it was even more terrific to visit with and learn from so many other artists — filmmakers, directors, screenwriters — all dedicated to their craft. It gave me a wonderful chance to refuel for my next creative adventure — The 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival — FringeNYC! [Read more…] about Festivals: Nantucket Film and FringeNYC