A man stands at a street corner with his partner, waiting for the light to change. He notices a flyer stapled to phone pole. “Awesome! The HoneyWagon Music Fest is this weekend!” The partner steps around the phone pole, and sees a flyer, too. “Oh.”
You will after you see this little bit of cinéma verité!
Mother’s Day came to our house early this year. My five-year-old son couldn’t wait until Sunday. He presented me with a beautiful gift at 4:00 today. I loved it so much, I wrote a song about it. Thanks to my husband Joe, who took a break from work to figure out the chords and record [...]
Last October I wrote a post called Balancing Girl, Interrupted. The piece was about the funny relationship between creativity and parenthood. On one hand, kids inspire a steady stream of ideas. On the other hand, the nature of parenthood makes it difficult to get projects done. As someone whose profession involves creativity, I wrestle with [...]
I’ve been noticing how nowadays, musicians “feature” other artists. When a new song comes on XM radio while I’m washing the dishes, I can’t resist looking at the digital display to see who it is. My sink nearly overflows with suds as I watch the roster of names march across the tiny screen. What?! Robert [...]
I’m the artist formerly known as ‘Type A.’ My children have helped change me, surely for the better. Newborn/baby/toddler bootcamp taught me that a modicum of incremental progress on any front is the new “done.” As in teeny, tiny, incremental progress. If my yard’s a wreck, I might manage to get the rake out of [...]
With a new baby in the house, the love quotient soars. So does the petty bickering. Here’s a 2-line ditty for when you realize it’s not worth going to the mat over the issue in question. Or when you’ve won and you’re pretty sure your partner can handle a little playful gloating. It’s the brilliant [...]
Are you a Coconut Girl? Do you know or love one? Watch and see.