Reluctant Hero

Solitude

Ever want to run away? Maybe that’s too drastic. There are certainly times for all of us when we want to get away. Maybe to be  completely left alone, but for me usually I want to get away with just my two boys, Quinn and Marcus. We do alone, together, pretty well. 

Even so, Marcus and I are apt to go to cities first and participate in the bustle. We go to exciting destinations and do something filling; not always, but often our location is chosen by something asked of us by others.

Quinn urges us to get away

What a Week! With Photos and Video

Wow – The Last Four Short Years…

Marcus in his Downs Design Jeans as we head to Denver – June 2014

When I think of Marcus’ first audition to model at the “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” Fashion show, I marvel at how far he has come. Back then he struggled to give a real smile and moved stiffly across the stage. What a journey!

Still, some attitudes from his first audition continue to be true today. That night in 2014 when the audition ended, he walked from the theatre and said,

Everyone Needs Help

A Gift From the Universe to Change the World

coffee shop

My son, Marcus, and I have had many writing sessions and meetings with collaborators at our neighborhood coffee shop, particularly while we were working on his first book for children and the accompanying animated short. We also wrote the speech we gave at the United Nations building there earlier this year. Today I write solo and the notebook to my right has the lyric, “The universe is resting in my arms” (from Nina Gordan’s song “Tonight”) written and