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  • Pesto and Politics
    It is that time of year when most British comedians are thinking about heading up North to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I remember my first experience up at the festival. One night I was heading home for the night when I nipped into a shop to buy HP Sauce for my Haggis Supper. While I was waiting in the queue I noticed the person ahead of me was buying one of those sad plastic triangle cheese on white bread sandwiches....
  • Swimming Upstream and Tennessee Honey Steamed Salmon
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    Sometimes life is overwhelming. Things do not work out the way you want them to which makes it hard to be happy. I have always been a believer that happiness is a choice, even though I suffer from depression.
    I talk about it on stage sometimes, because it is funny, in a terrible sort of way. It is hard to imagine how difficult it is being a perky American trying to convince a British NHS doctor that I actually...
  • "A" Is For...
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    …April. It was a weird month for me. A lot of varied and tumultuous stuff happened.
    …Autism. April is Autism Awareness month. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, which just happened to be the day I got to perform my educational comedy show MommAutism for the Bath Comedy Festival. I loved performing at the Love Lounge in The Bell Inn. The room was packed with lots of lovely Bathonians who were there not because it was the Bath...
  • For Love and Money
    There was a time when I thought I was happily married, I used to wish for success and happiness, but that is a bit vague. How does one define success? I was happily married, wasn't that a kind of success? When I thought I needed more love and laughter I was lead to the world of Stand-Up Comedy, and I made some amazing friends on the comedy circuit, so there was lots of laughter, if not love. This year, I...
  • The Neighborhood
    I hate moving house. It’s one of my least favourite things on the planet, which is not really that surprising. It is considered one of the top most stressful life events. Unless you live like a student, and then you never really set up a whole household, you just move your books and your toothbrush into a different room in a different flat.
    I have properly moved house twelve times in a nineteen year relationship. It was always my...
  • Pancakes and Other Thoughts
    As I started writing this post, I did a bit of research and was reminded of all the names for this delicious, carb-consuming day. Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival, and many other names. One name I had completely forgotten that I ever knew is Fasnacht.
    As soon as I saw the word I was transported back to where I grew up in Buffalo. It was back when everyone used to walk to school...
  • Tulips
    For the past four years I have bought myself red tulips for Valentine’s Day. I like tulips because they are friendly and cheery. Red makes them seem romantic, but without the slightly pathetic feeling of buying oneself red roses. I don’t pretend they are from anyone else; I just like having them as a reminder of good things.
    There is no question I have been scarred by the long drawn out process of divorce and all the sadness that...
  • Jack Daniels and a little Povsy
    It’s 4am and I am in my studio flat in North London. I woke up remembering that I haven’t done a proper shopping and currently the only cheese in my fridge is mouldy, and not the good kind of mouldy. And I am out of black pepper. What is wrong with me? No black pepper?! Clearly my life is out of control!
    It’s funny how in the wee small hours of the morning, when your possibilities of acquiring deliciousness...
  • Happy New Year!
    I realize I did not post anything in December and there was a very good reason for that, which goes along the lines of ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.’
    December brings an expectation of Christmas magic and if one is stuck in nostalgia and grief it’s impossible to feel the rosy glow of happy sentimentality. As 2013 drew to a close, I realized that this has been one of the worst years of...
  • Bikram--not just sweating the small stuff...
    I have been busy writing and revising a show I am hoping to take to Edinburgh next year, but I mentioned that I was going to write a blog post about trying Bikram yoga. However, it turns out Bikram is more of a practice than a one-off.  There is something tremendously satisfying about doing a gentle but powerful workout that leaves your clothes entirely drenched in your own sweat.  
    I’ve done a bit of yoga before but never...
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