Archive for the ‘ In the Life of a Diva ’ Category

I Survived a Weekend of Performing in 90+ Degree Heat!

7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

I was worried. Real worried. But I prepared. I went to the gym, worked out with my wonderful friend and fitness trainer Jeremy, who was mindful of what I was facing. I think he was a bit concerned too – and wth good reason. I am a 55 year old obese woman with two bum [...]


Baby, it’s hot out there!

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

How does one dress to perform outdoors in 90+ degree temperatures? Make-up, eyelashes, feathers, girdles …I don’t think so! Hydration is key, and nutrition (protein) – Once, I sang in the heat on an empty stomach … bad move.


Give In to Hope and Love.

23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

I am so inspired and moved by people who get past the horrible headlines and just continue their work of helping others. It’s an honorable calling. The mess that we witness every day makes some of us piss and moan but it also motivates us all to care. It is easy to criticize and berate [...]


The Great Betrayal. My Right Knee (formerly known as My Good Knee)

9th May 2017 | 0 Comments

My knee blew out and I was stranded in the cinema screaming “Help! Help Me!” for 40 minutes.


Photo Session (the first in ten years)

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Had a photo shoot today with the AMAZING John Gress. I was so nervous. What to bring? What to wear? Will I have enough energy to come across on film? Will I look like crap? But John is such a dear and so patient and enthusiastic- all was well. And I had a blast. Thanks [...]


“Sometimes you have to hum a Negro Spiritual to keep from killing somebody…”

5th February 2017 | 0 Comments

“Sometimes you have to hum a Negro Spiritual to keep from killing somebody…” — Wanda Sykes. You know what I mean.


Souls.

4th February 2017 | 2 Comments

I have decided to live in kindness and love today. I have witnessed words of anger, fear, intolerance and ignorance. I have been forced to reevaluate friendships based on my friends adherence to views that are diametrically opposed to my own. I try to see it from their side but I can’t help feeling shock [...]


This New Administration is Wearing Me Out! (and it’s only been a week!)

27th January 2017 | 2 Comments

The never-ending crazy coming from Washington is driving me nuts! The collective emotions brought on by the actions of this administration is stressful: Fear, disgust, horror, anger, outrage, shock – it goes on and on. I hope that we all remain diligent and never succumb to acceptance and resignation. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s gonna be [...]


Fighting Despair as We Face a Trump Presidency.

20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

I am at a loss for words regarding today’s transition in the White House. As I face the exit of President Barack Obama and his lovely family, I am fighting the urge to fall into despair. I have heard from many friends who are dreading this new presidency with an overwhelming sense of fear and [...]


Farewell Mr. President.

10th January 2017 | 2 Comments

Wept myself into a headache. I have never felt a sense of loss and sadness like I do right now as I watch our beloved President & First Lady say farewell. But I am grateful that he will be close by. Yes we can.