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.

Adventures in China,Let Me Tell You a Story

The Land of Plenty

Like all new parents, I find myself in a daily dance to balance work and family life. Each morning I carefully step over the lego creations and chains of trains that sprinkle my office floor. More often than not, my son trails behind me, moving his blue plastic table adjacent…

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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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Adventures in China

Wait! They Have Horses in China???

Driving down the busy street nothing looks familiar. Mountain peaks vaguely dot the horizon, obscured by layers of smog. Signs with letters unknown to our roman alphabet senses hang from every building. The two people in front abruptly stop their strange conversing. The woman turns around to face us, smiling…

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