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

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.


Fasten your Seatbelts, it’s gonna be a bumpy four years.

9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

I have never felt the loss of an outgoing President and First Lady more in my life. I talk to my friends and family and they are genuinely frightened and dreading this new regime. I try to be hopeful and accepting but there is a constant feeling of dread of the unknown and I can’t [...]


The New President.

9th November 2016 | 1 Comment

The thing is: Trump can’t save them. There is no real going back. The fear that drove many to vote for this man is based in truth. The world has changed. People have opened their hearts and minds and welcomed a Global community. Technology has changed the way the economy works and has left many [...]


Tonight’s the Night!

7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Monday and in ten hours I will be hitting the stage with the return of my Nina Simone show at City Winery Chicago. I have NO idea how many tickets have sold. I checked a week and a half ago and the low sales frightened me. The venue seemed secure that the show will [...]


No More Fussing About this Election. Only Love today.

6th November 2016 | 0 Comments

I am not spending another minute fussing about this election. Today, I am going to spread love and laughter and continue building excitement for my show tomorrow night at City Winery Chicago. (shameless plug: I sing Nina Simone at City Winery, showtime is 8pm I will include a link for tickets) It’s what I do. [...]