Queen of Peaches

  • April 30, 2017 Cacti, The Divine Comedy, An Upcoming Concert, and More

    We found ourselves in Connecticut at the beginning of the month, for Brian to give a talk about his book

  • March 29, 2017 March is Time to Change Colors and Bloom

    Happy March, friends! Ooh, as soon as we hit that spring solstice, I definitely felt a shift in my perspective. A spring-inspired spring in my step usually also inspires a springy desire to change col...

  • February 27, 2017 February the Interminable

    I always assumed that February tends to feel interminable because of the combination of the cold weather and my childlike anticipation of my birthday on the 18th. But, seeing as how this month felt en...

  • January 29, 2017 January 2017: Finding Good Luck in the City and More

    Dear friends, it feels so nice to reach out and be in touch with you right now. Just to be frank about it, I'm not the most politically savvy person in the world. I vote, and I do my best to stay on t...

  • December 31, 2016 Happy New Year! Looking Back at 2016

    This officially makes a year that I've been coming into your inbox on a monthly basis to give you the scoop on what I've been writing and what I've been thinking and what I've been doing. I thank you ...

  • November 27, 2016 November Updates: Jimi Hendrix's Birthday, Choir Concerts, and More

    So, I guess the question on everyone's minds right now is "how are you surviving this November"? As if the immediate aftermath of the election wasn't hard enough, just a few days later, Brian and I ...

  • October 31, 2016 October Treats!

    October greetings, friends! Of course the big news in Chicago right now is the World Series. Brian and I lived about a mile away from Wrigley Field for a couple years, which I always found amusing--ho...

  • September 25, 2016 Remembering Curtis Hanson & My Best Friend's Mother

    It's autumn! Hurrah! Yes, I am supremely basic (as the children would say) in my love of fall. Hot coffee and light swea...

  • August 30, 2016 Easing Out of August with the Addition of Some New Audio

    I hope you're not mourning the end of the summer just yet, friends! I know that Labor Day is less than a week away, but thus only ends our traditional perception of summertime. As a very wise friend r...

  • July 28, 2016 Sweating Through July with New Music & Cupcakes

    July, July! Are you all feeling pretty much burnt to a crisp by now, friends? I'm right there with you. When my dad had a major stroke in the summer of 2004, I ended up ...