Non-Fiction, Personal

Dinner, Dancing, and Remembering the Titanic

You are cordially invited... On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, I'm pleased to announce I will be¬†participating in a very swanky and unique event. Midwest-located lovers of history and/or the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster film will be pleased to discover that there is a special re-enactment dinner taking place at the Al Ringling Mansion in Baraboo,… Continue reading Dinner, Dancing, and Remembering the Titanic

Non-Fiction, Personal

“Oh, Kiddo!” – Remembering Nan

"Now tell us your name." "My name is Alyson Grauer." "Hmmmmmm." I stand still, watching Nan peer thoughtfully at me behind her owlish glasses. My classmates are silent, listening, watching. I know I'm not supposed to feel nervous, but being on the spot in front of Nan is inherently an intense place to be. This… Continue reading “Oh, Kiddo!” – Remembering Nan

Non-Fiction, Personal

Bigger on the Inside: Amanda Palmer Ninja Gig in Chicago

I love Amanda Palmer. She is, most of the time, a maelstrom of artistry: a musician, a songwriter, a performer, a dreamer, now a writer, a media target, and a controversial topic for many. She is a beacon of light and patron saint to self-proclaimed weirdoes, artists, punks, goths, in-betweeners, loners and overall a vast¬†spectrum… Continue reading Bigger on the Inside: Amanda Palmer Ninja Gig in Chicago