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Playing The Field

The best career advice I’ve ever received came from my cousin Matt.  When I left culinary school in Massachusetts and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in songwriting, I was a little overwhelmed. Matt had always been successful in…

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Townies

Last night, I had my first show since the baby was born.  I’ve been so sleep deprived lately that the whole night is a blur.  But there are a few things I remember: 

It was a full house. 

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Bootcamp

First post-baby show is happening this Saturday night!  “Yay!” thinks I. 

“Yikes,” thinks my body.  

Damnit. I’m out of practice.  

It dawns on me that my son has completely taken the place of my piano.  And oh…

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Mama Loves Wine

Maternity leave is officially over….and I am officially zapped. 

So I’m a woman who operates on will power.  When I’m down, I will my mind to think positively.  When I’m rejected, I will back my self-confidence.  But I’ve learned…

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Maternity Leave

At long last!  I'm taking maternity leave.  I just now finished addressing the last Kickstarter backer reward envelope, and I'm calling it quits to spend time with my little boy.  I'll see you back here in two weeks.  -Em

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Good Trolls

I’m still reeling from the excitement of last week.  The Kickstarter made it!  More than $101K was pledged, and we get to push forward with The Norwegian.  Between the baby and the success of this project, I feel as though…

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Stork

It’s a boy!  

Reader, it’s hard to believe that just one week ago, I was begging you to do a labor dance for me.  Tonight, I’m sitting here in bed, my dog at my feet, my husband and my…

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The Hungrier I Become

Reader, I thought I would have a baby by now.  But Hurd Jr is apparently pretty comfy in there, and so I continue to wait.  

The Kickstarter’s campaign momentum is slowing down a bit. We currently have 465 backers…

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Halfway Home

Well Reader, we’re halfway there!  I can’t believe it.  This Kickstarter has 408 backers.  4-0-8. Have a mentioned I can’t believe it? 

This week, my husband Mark and I built a Viking ship and shamelessly sat outside in it…

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The Thrill Of Karma

Hi, Reader. Right now, I’ve got a front row seat on my couch tonight for the Women’s World Cup Final. We’re currently two goals up and only four minutes into the game; go USA! 

What a tremendous week. With…

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Good Ol' Now

Good rainy Sunday night to you, Reader.  I hope you’ve been well.  This week found me teaching long days of rock music to kids up in Madison, Wisconsin.  I absolutely love the community up there, as well as the teaching…

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Shine Kid Shine

Happy Father's Day, folks.  I hope you're having a nice Sunday.  This has been a busy week.  Six days into the Kickstarter, and this project is already 17% funded.  I feel overwhelmed by the generosity of both friends and strangers…

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