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my drowning orchid

I have this orchid. Or should I say “had”… My mom and I saw some on sale at OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware, similar to Home Depot for those of you who don’t live in...

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umano.

In this world, there is so much need, so much pain, so much despair. It is easy to look the other way, to not get involved, to stay focused on you. That’s what most...

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hammock haven

They say your best qualities are also your worst ones. They also say the things that attract you to someone are the very things that will drive you crazy down the road.Who is “they”...

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a lesson in life from Zach & Valentine

In acting class our teacher repeatedly states that we are not trying to learn anything. In fact, we are trying to unlearn all the things our parents, teachers, and society have taught us over...

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I can’t do it all.

“I can’t do it all,” I found myself saying more than once yesterday.“There aren’t enough hours in the day,” I found myself saying more than once over the last few weeks. Have you ever...

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lighting the flame

Have you ever tried lighting a candle multiple times only to have the flame go out almost immediately? It’s frustrating, right? The other day I was lighting a candle and the wick would light...

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kale chips with truffle salt

Let’s be honest. Pretty much any food is better with truffle. Take kale, for instance.¬†Add truffle to kale, and you’ll never go back. (Side note: I’m not even really sure what truffle is exactly....

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the 4,000

In December I reached a point where I was pretty frustrated with this whole acting thing. This being my career and all… I wasn’t getting much traction. Auditions were few and far between, and...

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a single thread

I read an interview with Christina Hendricks from Mad Men. What she said stood out so much that I tore out the page in magazine and saved it. Apparently she had to be convinced to...