Exciting News!

For those of you that don't know, I'm the director of development (aka head fundraiser) at a kickass nonprofit called The Financial Clinic. The "Clinic" works to build financial security and to promote financial mobility for America's working poor. "What the heck does that mean?" you say. It means we work to make it possible … Continue reading Exciting News!

Stress, vanity and the election of 2016

2016 has been a particularly stressful election cycle. Civil discourse gave way to hateful rhetoric, dismissive sarcasm and finger-pointing. We are all on edge, frazzled and exhausted. My stress manifests itself in  a glorious combination of gastro-intestinal and epidermal expressions. I've been bloated for weeks. My lips are perennially cracked and my skin has been raw and dull since August. Today I woke up … Continue reading Stress, vanity and the election of 2016

The Olympics are Coming

(This post is dedicated to the Olympic's biggest fan, EmYo!) Ok - so the Olympics are coming.  Do you know how I know?  The media circus has begun and Visa is exclusively advertising via Olympian endorsed commercials.  I like the Olympics, and as such, I have bought into every single one of the media's ploys … Continue reading The Olympics are Coming

A change of focus and my holiday gift guide

Would you believe it's been almost 2 months since I last posted something!?  Reading my most recent post, I would have told you that it happened two weeks ago, but time has been FLYING up in here.  I work for a theatre company, and we've had three shows running this fall which means, three times … Continue reading A change of focus and my holiday gift guide

The Government Shutdown Cancelled My Race

I'm supposed to be running the last few miles of a half marathon on the beach right now.  It was going to be my last race of the year (since I'm throwing in the towel on my full marathon in November), I was going to run it with my parents, and there was a post-race … Continue reading The Government Shutdown Cancelled My Race