Author Archives: madelyn
Wendy Shang tipped me off to this Tedtalk by Jia Jiang about learning from rejection. I’ve made my kids watch it. Now I’m making you watch it, too:
I got to spend Read Across America Day the way it’s supposed to be spent — reading to kids. But I also got the added bonus of meeting LeVar Burton, who has been a hero for many moons. Roots, Reading … Continue reading
My acting history is fairly short. I was a box of granola in a play about the four food groups. (I know there are more food groups now; I’m old.) I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I … Continue reading
The news is filled with stories about refugees: what’s happening to them and the debate over them. There are citizens who believe it’s our moral obligation to give them safe harbor. There’s a new president who has barred many of … Continue reading
I love any idea that will get people outside more. Just thought I’d share this post from Virginia State Parks. The initiative is nationwide. Hoping you get outside — not just Jan. 1 but all year!