This is how old my improv troupe is


At next week’s annual cast party there will be at least one actor who was still in elementary school when we held our very first cast party. There may even be one who wasn’t born yet. I don’t know whether to feel pride or terror when I think about this. Fortunately, thanks to my advanced age, I’ve already forgotten what ‘this’ refers to.*

*Being ironic…about something…I forget what.



Here is what I have learned in the (essential) effort of condensing two years into one in a YA novel. Never ever write about suburban Chicago high school seniors in 2009. Oh, well.  Too late for that epiphany.

Famous people I have sat behind at the opera


Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I recognized the back of her head. Also I’ve met her at weddings twice* so this was not such a challenge. However it was just two nights ago** so I believe it’s worthy of a special mention.

*Not hers or mine

** Yes, that was the night Scalia died. No, I don’t do politics on my blog.***

***Mostly because I don’t like making people mad.