Just following orders

Just following orders

I spent my entire childhood in the park — chasing little kids who chased pigeons, rescuing drowning bees from swimming pools, visiting lonely-looking animals at PetCo. Then one day, I was instructed to put several live baby fish in a freezer, an action which went completely against my beliefs. Despite feeling immense guilt, I did … Continue reading

You’ve gotta be born with it

You’ve gotta be born with it

I once knew an acting coach who adamantly stated that “you can’t teach someone how to act — either you have it, or you don’t.” Funny thing to say, I have to admit, for someone who made a living teaching people to act. But, as she used to say, if you want to be a … Continue reading

The societal blame game

The societal blame game

  There are bad examples being set for us everywhere. The other day, I kid you not, an 11-year-old boy decided to heil Hitler at myself and my boyfriend; pretend to blow our heads off with a yellow water gun, screaming, “Die!”; and then laugh hysterically and run off, leaving everyone stunned. After talking about … Continue reading