Oh, hi, Brett Dennen.

If you follow me in any way on social media, or if you have spent more than 5 minutes on this site, you will know that I am an enormous fan of the person and musician named Brett Dennen. You might know that my favorite song is "Sydney (I'll Come Running)" because of it's profound meaning ...

I’m gonna make you fall in love with Brett Dennen

if it's the last thing I do. No, really. He's so awesome. And I can safely say he is my second favorite enormously tall, bespectacled redhead. I just discovered this version of one of my favorite songs--one that we perform in my band--so I thought I'd share the love. [youtube=http://youtu.be/vjVHbI4PacQ] Heart emoji.

“With Love, Brett”

Yesterday, I received the most incredible 30th birthday present that I could ever imagine. Brett Dennen sent me a guitar. Did you catch that? Brett Dennen, about whom I have written a significant number of posts, right here on this very site sent me a guitar. As in, there was a packing slip from Fed Ex where he had written ...

What I want, now.

Last year, right around this very time, I published a post called, What I Want, which was both a Holiday Wish List and a nod to The Spice Girls. Last November, I wrote, "There are so many meaningful things that I want this holiday season, and none of them can be held in my hands. I want for my family and ...

What I want

 I cannot start this post without acknowledging two important things: 1. I have a LOT about which to write. I have formulated at least a dozen posts in my head over the holiday weekend (about gratitude, parenting my daughter v. my son, Thanksgiving and what it means to me...) but, for now, this is what is flying ...

Mug shot

This is a post about mugs. Yes, you read that correctly. More accurately, I guess, this is a story about mugs. I've recently published some heavy stuff on here, and though I always like to share the parts of life that are hardest (about "what hurts" as my main main Hemingway has advised)-- --and sometimes I simply post because I am fortunate ...

Cake Smash

On October 24, my son--my precious, strong boy--turned three. I am so proud of the little person he has become. My son knows what he wants in this world and he fights for it (even if that is the entire box of MOREOS! NOW!) He is incredibly kind and he loves his family deeply... but no one compares to his big ...

Dear friends

Dear friends (readers, acquaintances, supporters, the supported, #teamMEATes), I am sorry that I have been so quiet. Since I last blogged so much has happened. Some things have been amazing. My son turned 3 and we did something very special to honor him. I got to meet/hug/hang with Brett Dennen. Some things have been hard. Very, very hard. And so I have not ...

Too much.

I have spent this week (among other things...) trying to think about how to phrase this post. I did not know whether to explain myself or to apologize or to complain or to express gratitude; what I decided to do was to keep it real and say that the reason why I have not written this week, ...

Self Soothe.

I posted this image and caption on Instagram a few moments ago: I am so lucky that I already got such a lovely and perfect comment. If you can't read it, it says, "And I like-Perfect Just As You Are, even when you aren't your prettiest, or funniest or most joyful or best self." This was written ...