Top 10: Part 2

  So here is the long-awaited second segment of my top 10 birthday list items: 4. Age 36: Take a glassblowing class There are a few standouts from this year. But in the end, I’m going with the glassblowing class, because it was the biggest surprise. Mary and I arrived at Diablo Glass School early […]

Top 10: Part 1

  This year was the 10th anniversary of my birthday list, so I decided to look through the list and choose a “top 10.” Here are 10–5! 10. Age 30: Dye my hair fuchsia I started dyeing my hair in high school. It started out as highlighting and soon my hair was medium blonde. (I […]

Keep Reaching for the Stars

  RIP, Casey Kasem. I spent many an hour listening to his Top 40 countdown in the ’80s. I remember cuing up the mix tape on my ghettoblaster before the countdown began and waiting to press the “record” button. Wondering to myself, ” Will ‘Lost in Your Eyes’ hold the #5 spot?” “What spot will […]

Another Talent Gone Too Soon

  I’m still getting over the news about Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death. I did a triple-take when I saw it on the news on Sunday. He was such a brilliant actor, one of my favorites. He was so talented and seemed to be a humble and unpretentious person. Also, whenever I read or heard something […]

Shaaaaane!

  I watched Shane the other night (#45 in AFI’s top 100 movies list). It’s a western from 1953, and it features a lot of beautiful scenery and a lot of fightin’. The main conflict is between “homesteaders” who’ve built homes on the open prairie and greedy cattle owners who want all of the land […]