Dear Musical Theater, I didn’t know I loved you

Dear Evan Hansen - Arena Stage

A few weeks ago, I was invited to the opening night of a new musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” Knowing absolutely nothing about it, I said Sure! I’d love to attend! The date coincided with a significant wedding anniversary and I thought it was as good an excuse as any for an evening out. I read the storyline […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Way My Mind Works

It’s been two weeks since my last SOC Sunday. Last week, I was without a computer and on my way back from NYC. This week, I was just tired. Tired of being online and writing and oh so many other things. But after spending 5 minutes writing, I realize that this is exactly what I […]

Confidence and Fashion go hand in hand with Project Gravitas

Fadra and Lisa Sun - Project Gravitas

Back in February, I bought a gorgeous new little black dress. I was invited to the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. I was assured it was going to be a fancy event and I would rather be overdressed than underdressed. It was a beautiful cut and very age appropriate but I […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: America the Strange

SOC Sunday 2015

Yesterday felt very political for me. Probably because I shared an article I found interesting that led in to a semi-political discussion. And from there, I ended up clicking on too many links and before I knew it, I saw video clips from ISIS that no one should ever see. All of this on the […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: A Flight to Remember

SOC Sunday 2015

I’m not a huge fan of flying but I accept that it’s the way to get from point A to point B. It’s only when turbulence strikes that I get really nervous. That was my experience yesterday. I was probably hyper aware after meeting someone this week whose friend had survived a significant plane crash […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: A Father’s Day Breakfast

SOC Sunday 2015

I’m a bit later this morning for two reasons. The first is that I simply needed a break from the internet. I try to sort of unplug on Saturdays and as just too tired last night to put forth any real writing effort. And then this morning, THE INTERNET IS OUT! For us, that means […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Tummy Troubles Everywhere

Sometimes when I write for 5 minutes, I try to a least get a complete thought or story out, no matter how abbreviated or poorly written it is. Today, I started down that path and then felt like I just stopped in the middle of the story. But now I’m not sure if it really was […]

Refocusing

Peace in the forest

My family and I spent two nights over the weekend in a cabin. Modern cabins, though, aren’t really back to basics like they once were. We had indoor plumbing, temperature control, electricity, and even wifi. It was, by no means, “roughing it.” I found, though, that my family was eager to get out of the […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: It’s not always that easy

SOC Sunday 2015

The pressure you place on yourself can often be the worst of all. “What if I don’t post?” I asked myself over the past two weeks. And as I suspected, the world kept turning. We need consistency in our lives but we also need well-placed breaks. I hope you’ll forgive me of mine and join […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Reading is FUNdamental?

SOC Sunday 2015

I usually write my posts on a Saturday night because I just hate waking up to obligations. I will say that morning posts are definitely different than evening posts when it comes to my writing but with the time change (you did set your clocks forward, right?) I couldn’t even think about a morning post. […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Overcoming Post-Vacation Anxiety

SOC Sunday 2015

For probably the 4th year in a row, we were able to plan a weeklong escape to Florida right when winter seemed to have us in its clutches. I know I’ll be going back to it but I feel ready to face the inevitable end of winter. I cam practically hear the robins singing and see […]