If I told you that I could sing along to almost any Cole Porter song, and ALSO recite the lyrics to Eazy E’s “Give Me that Nut,” would you believe me? It’s true. I grew up listening and singing to the same music as my grandparents grew up listening and singing to. Not sure why, but from a young age, I was drawn to standards… songs that evoked romance and hope. While at 16 I could be seen/heard blasting “I’ve Got a Crush on You” or “Fly Me to the Moon” from the borrowed 1980 Camarro (Nerd alert!), I could also be heard rolling through the streets of Beverly ...Read More
Over breakfast… Me: (Holding up a grapefruit) Have you ever tried a grapefruit? Jonah: Yes. Ash-a-lee (his old babysitter) shared a grapefruit with me one time. Me: Did you like it? J: I did. (Pause). Mommy, how come Ash-a-lee doesn’t pick me up anymore? Me: Because she moved and is going to college. J: College???? Me: College. Yes, it’s a school for older kids. You go there to learn about the things you love. You study interesting things in college. J: Study?? Me: Yes, if you love numbers then you study math… If you love books and reading you study English. Or art… You could study art and about painting and drawing. (Pause). What do you ...Read More