I hate Michelle. Why I have taken so long to make a stand on dropping her is only understandable when you consider the inertia of appellation – how resistant people are to calling you by something other than what they have always called you. I’ve found open hostility to the very notion of changing this part of oneself, but how… Read more
Please visit TheStarofHappiness.com to learn about my solo show and all things Helen!
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“I am very conscious of the advantages that my fickle health gives me over our robust squares.”
– Nietzsche from The Gay Science
Mommy booked us a red eye night flight which seemed, while still at the airport, like a good idea since i felt sleepy and well fed – – perhaps too well fed as it it turned out.… Read more
The Star of Happiness Theme song was written for Helen’s vaudeville act in 1920 and was recorded for us by the lovely voiced Christina B of the Starlight Girls.
The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?!
Historical fact and schoolyard humor collide in dr. michelle-leona godin’s autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on vaudeville. This one woman, two voice,… Read more
“At first it seemed odd to find ourselves on the same bill with acrobats, monkeys, horses, dogs, and parrots; but our little act was dignified and people seemed to like it.”
– Helen Keller from Midstream
Historical fact and schoolyard humor collide in dr. michelle-leona godin’s autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on vaudeville. This one woman, two voice, three… Read more
Can I pet you?
No, I’m working. Duh.
What is your name?
You talkin to me?!
Can I pet you now?
1 Strangers’ hands on me make me uncomfortable.
2 stop staring: unless you want to fight
3 and please, this constant chattering in silly voice is totally embarrassing for all.
Oh, please can I pet you?!
If, by… Read more