I love Halloween! It’s the beginning of my birthday month and I always treat November as my very long birthday celebration! Over the years I have made about 20 Halloween costumes, it’s like everyone has a party to get me started! In 1984 I saw Cats on Broadway in San Francisco and was inspired to … Read more


I love road trips and have ever since I took my first one with my parents, sister and two brothers, all of us stuffed into a 1955 Dodge with no air conditioning. We traveled from northern California to San Antonio Texas. My father would drive from dusk to just after dawn and sleep during the … Read more

Fly Fishing

When I was in my early twenties I experienced a period of two years right after my husband got out of the Navy, where we caught or shot nearly everything we ate. The season started in September with dove hunting, then by November it was duck hunting and by December we were after geese which … Read more

New York

After the theatre, I text messaged my friends Ken and BJ Beasley who moved to New York nearly two years ago. We had arranged that we would meet up after the show to see their apartment (a view of the city lights that is impressive) which is a block away from the August Wilson Theatre. … Read more

On Broadway

One of the things I’ve always truly enjoyed is theater or is it theatre? Well, what better place to see Jersey Boys during my birthday week than in New York at the August Wilson Theatre (52nd Street in New York)? Ruby and I had come to New York for the NextGen conference (for UBU) and … Read more

It’s My Birthday

I’m in New York! What a great place to spend my birthday! I woke up at 7 am, I am attending a conference (NextGen) with Ruby and wanted to make sure we had enough time to grab some coffee on the way. Of course Starbucks is downstairs, right next door to the hotel and we’re … Read more