Imposter Syndrome

Yesterday, I spoke in front of the Board of Trustees of my alma matter, Pacific University. I was there as part of a group of Pacific University Theatre alums, and current students. We were invited to just speak about how…

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Mary’s Dessert

It’s amazing how much a one item of food can evoke so much emotion. I mean, it isn’t amazing. I obviously am aware of why it happens: the strong emotions that are evoked because of the associations. The brain makes bonds to…

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“What Me Worry?

MAD Magazine recently announced that they were going to be ceasing publication after 67 years. I only again started reading the magazine after a hiatus in college. Since I was a child, I had read the magazine with glee, at…

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Disposable Art

I have a difficult time throwing things away. My late grandmother Sophia Brown survived the Holocaust, and sought refuge in the United States after her concentration camp was liberated. She married, bought a farm, and had three children. And since…

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