“You help me stop the bullies”

Ok, so I'm writing this as I'm nearly falling asleep ahead of my two-show morning tomorrow (with a 4:30 AM alarm set). I don't imagine it will be a very long entry, but I do have some important things to note before they fly out of my memory. We were in an audience of...

How do you fight your fear?

There are moments along the way that stop me in my tracks. Today -- during the Q&A session after our first show on this leg of our tour -- we had at least one of those moments. Toward the beginning of the session, one bold young student stepped forward and asked if...

We begin

There's nothing quite like the feeling of the night before. It's the unknown ... going to a new venue where we've never performed knowing that many curious child eyes will soon be watching what unfolds on the stage. It's my story and I still feel the butterflies...

Keep kids safe online

I was reminded last week about this excellent resource for keeping kids safe online. I'm sad to say that I spoke recently with a couple of high school students who told me they receive death threats online on a regular basis and that some of their peers create fake...

Crawling before we walk

Hi. It's been a while since I've posted a blog entry and, with everything happening now, it's high time I change that. There will be time in future entries to talk about what we have in the works for the 2017 - 2018 school year, but for now suffice it to say it's...