Welcome to my Blog! I am a playwright, a storyteller, and a solo performer. I travel the world encouraging other people to tell their stories. Stories can transform, make us laugh, heal, and provide meaning. On January 13, 2015, in a small government office in China, I became an adoptive mom. This is our story.

Well Meaning Strangers,When in Doubt Write

You “Lucky Dog”

I am standing on a playground watching my son. He climbs up the ladder, rushes across the platform, then shoots down the slide. Over and over he does this same routine. Climb, rush, slide. Climb, rush, slide. I watch, mesmerized. I feel another woman’s presence beside me. I…

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Adventures in China,Let Me Tell You a Story,We Are Family

The Power of a Noun

I remember the day of my Madeira graduation. I woke early, carefully dressed, then came downstairs in my pearl button, cream colored dress with matching shoes. “Good morning  graduate!” my father called as he flipped pancakes – indulging the family in a special commemorative breakfast in my honor. Graduate. I…

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Adventures in China

My Forever Outfit

The heaps of disheveled clothes eye we wearily. I turn back to the tiny closet, desperate for answers. I look at the clock. We have to be downstairs in 10 minutes. “Just pick something,” my husband says, “What difference does it make?” Now I have never…

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Adventures in China,You Are Not Alone

The Power of a Little Cafe

  It is our first stroll around the island. My husband alternates carrying our son and pushing him in the stroller. Occasionally Jack, our son, allows me to push the stroller but carrying is still off limits. The hotel has informed us there is a nearby playground. Despite the recent…

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