Heather McPhaul

I am a television actress with numerous credits as well as a SAT test prep tutor. I married my partner of eleven years last year when California approved gay marriage. My spouse is a social worker and together we gave birth to a black Labrador. 

I Am Always Ready for Reddi-wip

Time to fess up, Aging Gals: Aren’t we all...more

Last Gun in America

Twelve year old Casey Wilcott was declared the winner today. By default. “He was always most comfortable with a gun in his hand,” Casey’s proud mother would have said if she was still here ....more

How I Got My SAG Card

It used to be that getting your SAG – or Screen Actors Guild – card was a big deal for actors who wanted to act onscreen. It was a big deal because it was so incredibly difficult… in a Marxian way. Not Karl, but Groucho ....more

Circus Freaks

I went with Bitty to a casual business lunch the other day. Her cohort really wanted to meet me. “Everyone’s fascinated by the gays,” Bitty said ....more

Star Wars Episode VII: Visiting the ADHC

Yippee, there’s a new Star Wars movie on the horizon and, hurray, all the original 1977...more

The Breakfast Morbidity Club

Today Bitty and I went to our favorite bakery for breakfast....more

10 Things to do during Menopausal Insomnia

1. Turn on the ceiling fan and open all the windows 2. Confirm the actuality of restless leg syndrome 3 ....more

Are You Game?

Other than owning stocks, I’m not much of a gambler. However, if you are itching to dip your toe into the world of gaming, online casinos can be a great way to start. Playing a table game within the comfort of your own home is much less intimidating than being seated at a brick and mortar casino with fellow players staring you in the face ....more

The Tipping Point of Bad Behavior

When do we reach the tipping point on bad behavior? Aren’t we saturated yet? God knows, I never need to see another “real” housewife from anywhere or keep up with a single Kardashian ....more

I Look like What?

It dawned on me the other day that I never look in the mirror anymore. In fact, I don’t think I’ve looked in the mirror since 1988. I look inwardly a lot, constantly self-evaluating and analyzing ....more