Star Light, Star Bright

I was chatting with someone earlier today about my love of stars. “The ones in the sky? Or the shape?” she asked. “The shape,” I said, but then in my head debated whether it was really both. I decided it was both. When I was little, I remember bei…

One word.

Across lanes of traffic, I saw a homeless man using a bus stop bench as a bed as I drove to work. It was bitterly cold for a California morning, and there was no shelter around it to protect him from the wind and the noise of commuters’ cars. A bl…

Everybody’s Changing

I got in my car this afternoon after saying farewell to one of my best friends who’s moving across the country. His drive starts tomorrow, and it’s hard to believe the day has come. So much change has come about in the past couple of weeks for him…

Season Premiere

We’re familiar with a season lasting for a few months, but there are so many more lengths to them — in large part because they can be related to anything. I’m in the middle of a season right now where screenwriting and playwriting are a pretty bi…

Technical Difficulties

Posterous was down for a while earlier tonight, and for a few moments I started writing a Facebook note in the event Posterous doesn’t let me get my blog done by 12am. It’s not the most ideal situation, as Facebook’s formatting within their notes …

Toasty & Twinkly

One of my most favorite sounds in the world is when I’m in bed at night, trying to fall asleep, and I hear the furnace cycle on. I’m not sure if it’s the white noise factor that lulls me to sleep, or whether it’s the memory of being all cozy and b…

$100.00 and Under

I have 32 pairs of shoes, three of which I wear 97% of the time. Of the remainder, 1% is spent in my Ugg boots after work, another 1% is spent in athletic shoes and the final 1% is devoted to my trusty, broken in Rainbows on the weekend, rain or s…

Vanilla Memories

As I made my way through the living room earlier tonight, en route to the front porch so I could turn the sprinklers on, a familiar scent made its way to my nose. There’s really no reason it should have been in the air. When I was around 6 years o…