#GirlsRock: An Interview with Comedienne Erica Rhodes

photo credit: #13/366 Placing the head. via photopin (license)
photo credit: #13/366 Placing the head. via photopin (license)

Someone cool now and then follows me on Twitter. CD INTERVIEWS

By cool I mean someone cool I didn’t already know. I’m not talking about that dude who promises 5,000 Twitter followers for $50. No, I mean a singer or an athlete or an actress or a comedienne. That would be Erica Rhodes.

I took one look at the one-liners, the inward-facing zings and self-deprecation and knew I’d connected with someone cut from the same downtrodden cloth.

When she was little – like, Grace’s age – Erica appeared on the NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion,” with the legendary Garrison Keillor. Holy hell, the girl has her own Imdb page! Continue reading “#GirlsRock: An Interview with Comedienne Erica Rhodes”

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Guest Post: Momus of The Next Delusion, on Inner Demons in Youth Sports

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photo credit: A Little Tall For A Stormtrooper via photopin (license)

My favorite Garrison Keillor quote goes like this:

guest post“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”

That’s what today’s guest post writer does on his blog, The Next Delusion. One half of them, anyway. Momus is one half of the dynamic duo who writes the blog with the tagline “seeing reality and looking the other way.”

Momus teams with wife Cassandra as dreamers, parents and data analysts trying to face middle age with a little creativity and humor. They’re regular commenters and six-words post contributors.

Continue reading “Guest Post: Momus of The Next Delusion, on Inner Demons in Youth Sports”