I missed my blog last week - it was one of those weeks, you know what I mean? We all have them. We question where we are and if this is the right path. Let me take you back a few steps to explain. I recently got back into radio/tv as a host. Prior to this, I was working as a producer and director for years (indie films and reality TV) which contrary to popular belief is NOT that glamorous or financialy rewarding). Getting back to where my natural gifts shine (as an on-air talent, reporter, news anchor, television and radio host) at my age scared the shit out of me....more
On that day I was up in my sewing room, away from the TV. My four-year-old son was napping, and my 7-year-old daughter was in school. My husband was at work. It was early afternoon.I heard the back door open and before I could start to the stairs, I could hear my neighbor, Gwen, shouting something, sobbing. I thought something must have happened to her mother, who had been ailing. By the time I got to her she could barely speak. “They shot the president! They shot Kennedy!”...more
It's hard for us liberals to watch Ted Cruz, Texas' answer to Tailgunner Joe McCarthy, without wishing our gal Molly Ivins was here to 'splain the little guy to us. Wouldn't she have loved taking that guy apart? I wouldn't even deign to guess what nicknames he would have to learn to live with once she got through with him. Fun! When Rick Perry hit the scene and became governor of Texas, I wished for the same thing: Come back, Molly! ...more
"I just want to tell you we're fine," he said in a soft voice. I could hear Becky crying in the background. At first, I thought they'd been in a car accident, but then my husband explained. "There has been a shooting at the mall. The Apple employees have us all locked up in their stock room in the back. We're totally okay, but Becky is a little freaked out."