What Hamilton is Doing to Me: The Rise of the Fangirl

What Hamilton is Doing to Me: The Rise of the Fangirl

Coming as a surprise to no one, I’ve been listening to the Hamilton cast album since it was released in September (actually since before it was released. First it was streaming on NPR and I listened to it there). Since my amazing husband was really good at picking up my (completely unsubtle) dropped hints, I … Continue reading


Five Life Lessons I Learned in Tap Class

Five Life Lessons I Learned in Tap Class

Two and a half years ago I faced a fear.  I went to Broadway Dance Center.  I was terrified because that’s where the “professionals” go to dance (or so I thought…).  I hadn’t taken a tap class in 10 years and had no desire to stand next to Rockettes and Broadway dancers and not be able … Continue reading

What a Difference a Year Makes…

What a Difference a Year Makes…

On New Year’s Eve last year, I was leaving a party early to go home and sleep (because I was, like, 24 weeks pregnant).  The year before that, I was watching fireworks on a roof deck in Park Slope.  To celebrate the new millennium, I spent three days with 20 friends in an apartment in … Continue reading

So, What’s the Plan?

I hope you enjoyed your scones.  You may even have a few left over.  You may even want to share them with a friend (me, perhaps?). From the title of this post, you probably have a good idea about what I’m grappling with these days.  What is the plan? I am a planner by nature. … Continue reading

I’m Back! (and I brought scones!)

I’m going to go ahead and ignore the fact that some time has passed since we spoke? Can we do that? Can we pick up where we left off? What if I throw in a recipe for scones that, I swear, will impress anyone you give them to? Think of it as an “I’m sorry … Continue reading

A Crisis of Creativity

In the last three years I’ve completed two huge, creative projects.  I’ve spent the last two years working on my first novel, For the Summer, and in the last six months I wrote and performed my own solo show, Fangirl.  I’m in awe that both of these things actually exist in the world, let alone … Continue reading

The True End of an Era

This is the house I grew up in I grew up in one house. I’ve heard stories about how when I was born my parents lived in a one bedroom apartment in New Jersey, and how I slept in the hallway or the closet or wherever they could fit my crib, but I grew up … Continue reading

I Don’t Want to Read Columbine Again

Disclaimer: This post comes from emotion.  These are my immediate and unedited feelings.  There may be minor inaccuracies (the only research I did was use google and I get most of my news from The Daily Show), but this is the perception that I have about a major problem facing our country. Just over a … Continue reading