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  • October Fall
    It is October already. One would think that after all that has happened, I would dislike October, but no, I still love this transitional time of year as much as I always have. The fiery colors of autumn will always hold magic and feel like home to me.
    October, of course, is the month of Halloween, a day that is associated with witches and things of a spooky nature. Maybe that is why I have always loved it. A...
  • September Reflections
    Edinburgh in August is a strange place. The International Fringe Festival floods the City of Literature with a bunch of comedians, and other weird performers. I know because I am one of them.
    This year seemed odder than most. The first week our little wordy festival was competing with the sportier festivities of the Commonwealth Games being held in nearby Glasgow.
    In the second week of the festival, the world, or at least our little makeshift comedy city, seemed to...
  • Edinburgh Education
  • Jump And The Net Will Appear
  • 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
    Braised Wild Salmon
    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...
    Beer on Tap
    …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...
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