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I woke up today singing “Good Morning Baltimore,” which is no wonder considering I sat through three stage performances of Hairspray over the weekend. If there’d been a fourth, I would have been there for that, too. The musical was performed by Detour Company Theatre, a local theater troupe. As the board member who introduced […]


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Some Enchanted Evening

posted Saturday June 16th, 2012

Last night I walked into Scottsdale Center for the Arts and smack into two of the coolest women I know. No surprise, it was a Friday night and the place was bustling. This is one of the best places in my town to see a show. Over the years I’ve gone there for Ira Glass, David […]


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I called my sister from the parking lot at CVS yesterday. Sophie fought me for the iPhone, but I managed to get in a short conversation before she grabbed it away. “Where are you?” my sister asked. “The parking lot at CVS,” I said. “We were just at Walgreens, picking up Sophie’s thyroid pills, but […]


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Fish Tale

posted Thursday April 14th, 2011

Wye Oak – Fish from Merge Records on Vimeo.


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An Important DETOUR

posted Wednesday January 19th, 2011

In light of the events of the last week and a half, I decided Saturday to get a little bit brave myself. Nothing by comparison, of course, but this was big for me. I sat for two hours and stared at adults with developmental disabilities. Don’t worry, it was entirely appropriate — a production by […]


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Be My Thrill

posted Tuesday January 11th, 2011

I saw this video where I get a lot of music recommendations these days — the Frances/Smeeks blog — a few weeks ago, and put the album on my Christmas list. Last weekend I finally unearthed the CD from a pile of presents and the girls and I listened to it all day, particularly this […]


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Magic

posted Monday January 3rd, 2011

My feet will never be the same. But it was worth it. I survived four days at Disneyland — including two 12-hour-plus marathons — at a time when the Happiest Place on Earth was also the busiest, and felt like the coldest. Still, I can hardly complain; despite the forecast, it was sunny. We drove away […]


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Post-Christmas Treat

posted Monday December 27th, 2010

Christmas is over — you have time today. I know you do. Just a bit over five minutes. Watch this. Really. You will thank me. (And Claire, who yet again found an awe-inspiring stop-motion video.)


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Proud

posted Monday December 13th, 2010

Annabelle squeezed out a few tears at bedtime last night. I couldn’t blame her — I wanted to cry, too. Snow Queen was over. This was her third year appearing on a big stage in downtown Phoenix, in the city’s alternative to the Nutcracker. Her second (and almost certainly last) year as a rosebud, which she […]


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Yo Gabba Gabba, Yo Hipsta Hipsta

posted Monday December 6th, 2010

The other day, a dear friend observed that my photos on GIAPH have been looking a little funny color-wise lately. I explained that I’ve been playing with an iPhone app called Hipstamatic. It makes your pictures look grainy, off-centered and miscolored, a la old snapshots from the 70s. Why, you ask, would anyone want to screw up […]


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