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A Dear John Letter to 2017

A Dear John Letter to 2017

Let's be email friends! Dear 2017, What a year you've been. To be real, not my favorite. Joy was a struggle. I think I missed a lot of miracles that way. To my new friend 2018: I want to have joy in the journey and to do crazy things like love people more, look on the...

I love you more than Christmas Snow

I love you more than Christmas Snow

Let's be email friends! Dear World, How do I describe how much I love singing on stage? Its strange to me to love something so much. Time suspends itself and melodies fill the air like perfume. I can almost see the music sparkle like soft twinkle lights in the dimly...

While You Wait: Advent and Alice in Wonderland

While You Wait: Advent and Alice in Wonderland

Dear World, Advent comes from the Latin word adventum which means coming. This coming is a promise that there is an end to the waiting that a great gift is coming, but sometimes we don't see much end in sight. Life can feel like one big waiting room. We wait for...

The 5 Lessons I Learned From Wonder Woman

The 5 Lessons I Learned From Wonder Woman

Let's be email friends! Dear World, So I missed Wonder Woman in theatres, so I decided to download it on my way home from my show with Five for Fighting in Portland, OR. I could tell from the first few minutes that this movie was going to be a new favorite of mine....

Life can be lovely: The last week in Europe

Life can be lovely: The last week in Europe

Let's be email friends! Dear World, Here is the third and last chapter of my European Adventure! It was such a gift to see so many new places, but it was really the new friends that made the trip so incredibly special. To our new Danish, German, and Hungarian friends,...

The Best View in Budapest

The Best View in Budapest

Let's be email friends! Dear World, Tess and I had a lovely time in Budapest! If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few! The best part of Budapest was the view of the city from St. Stephen's castle, and I also personally enjoyed shopping. Note my new...

Vikings, Beer, and Freddie Mercury: Tales from Europe Part 1

Vikings, Beer, and Freddie Mercury: Tales from Europe Part 1

Dear World, Greetings from Europe! I can truly say my first show in Europe was incredible! I performed for about 100 people for a special event at the most popular brewery in Aarhus, Denmark. After the show I chatted with many of the wonderful people who attended the...

LA LA Life is wonderful: My blessings list

LA LA Life is wonderful: My blessings list

Dear World, So many wonderful things have happened lately I felt the need to write a little list of them. One of my hereos Sheryl Sandburg wrote, "Acknowledging blessings can be a blessing in and of itself" So I begin: Europe here we come! My sister Tess and I are...

What Baking Can Do

What Baking Can Do

Dear World, There are a few things I love more than Sunday afternoons. I have found even in the most difficult seasons of my life, Sunday afternoons are always little Rivendells (forgive the LOTR reference) to my proverbial trips to Mordor. But seriously, last Sunday...

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