How to Read a Book When You Can Barely Remember to Put on Pants in the Morning

I have a horrible memory. Truly terrible. I’d love to blame the fibromyalgia and the inevitable mind fog that comes with it. But if I’m going to be honest, I have to admit that it’s been terrible for decades. As a result, I’ve taken my enjoyment of organization to an almost obsessive level. I adore … Continue reading How to Read a Book When You Can Barely Remember to Put on Pants in the Morning

Colorful Colloquialisms – “Trust in God, but tie your camel” (Arabic)

I do love discovering colloquialisms through conversation. This time, my source is a young friend and actor in my theatre troupe. She is a bright young woman who is also interested in language (and a million other things), and we were talking a while back about our favorite sayings. This one came from her relatives overseas. … Continue reading Colorful Colloquialisms – “Trust in God, but tie your camel” (Arabic)

Colorful Colloquialisms – “I won’t ask for the time unless I want to know how to build a clock” (English)

Well, this is a new one. I was being extremely pedantic about choosing a style guide at work. In my defense, it’s kind of my job to be pedantic. In any case, I apologized to my coworker in case my, shall we say, firm insistence on certain conventions was offensive. We have a good working … Continue reading Colorful Colloquialisms – “I won’t ask for the time unless I want to know how to build a clock” (English)

That Time You Tried Something New, or, Oops, You Just Increased the Scope of Your Job Again – But It’s Worth It

After a remarkable final weekend, the production of Geek! has been put to bed – the books closed and put away, the set pieces tucked into their resting places, and the cast and crew given one last drink.     I couldn’t be happier with how this show turned out.  For one thing, it was … Continue reading That Time You Tried Something New, or, Oops, You Just Increased the Scope of Your Job Again – But It’s Worth It