Spookiest Spots Around DC: Tome School

I normally do a lot of research before going to any abandoned places. I like to have a clear idea of location, an obsessive Google Maps look around of the area, several accounts from anyone who’s traveled there recently, and looksee of photo opps. But I stumbled upon a blog about the Tome School recently…

3 Favorite Museums around DC

I’ve never been a music person by nature. I grew up in the DC suburbs and went to a lot of  the museums on field trips over the years. There was always a lot of standing and looking at objects I didn’t understand. I guess I’ve been more of a library person – when there’s…

Americans Off the Morro: 3 Days in Havana

“I live in Cuba because I love Cuba — that does not mean a dislike for anyplace else. And because here I get privacy when I write.” Ernest Hemingway, 1965 interview. With Obama’s Cuban embargo lift in spring 2016 I joined the crowds of American travelers eyeing flights to Havana. I grew up hearing things…

Spookiest Spots around DC: Presidents Heads

Ok confession. This isn’t super close to DC but definitely cool and can be visited in a day trip. The infamous presidents heads lie on a farm east of Richmond in Croaker, VA. They were part of an odd theme park after its eccentric founders traveled to Mount Rushmore and wanted to make something similar…

Spookiest Spots around DC: Glen Dale Hospital

I have a love hate relationship with Halloween. It’s my proclaimed favorite holiday. I listen to all the old timey radio spooky podcasts, check out ghost story books from the library, plan trips to haunted forests with masked actors and themed parties with punch in pumpkins. But as much as I love the weirdness of…

I watched Wild Wild Country. Am I in an Improv Cult?

“You share a bond when you’ve gone through an intense experience. Where you relate to each other with a very deep connection that’s really sort of beyond family, you know? Love.” Philip Toelkes, Wild Wild Country I love crime storytellers that leave me unsettled. Your sweet neighbor is an axe murderer. You should cover your…

8 Ways to Slay Promoting Your Comedy Show

Featured in Comedic Pursuits  When I think of promoting a show, I sometimes think of the line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “If you never give up, you can’t possibly lose.” Maybe my view of communications shouldn’t be a reference to someone quickly losing all their limbs in a swordfight, but I do think people can…

Hello, World

I’ve started a blog about 12 times over the years. It always sounded like a good idea: write everyday, share a  few photos, connect with a few people, yadda yadda. But I found myself making a mental list this August when I turned 29 and wanted to figure out the things I want to accomplish…