It’s a Wonderful Life: 40 Years of My Story

“Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! How could it be anything else?” – the movie It’s A Wonderful Life It’s a Wonderful Life has always been one of my favorite movies. I love Jimmy Stuart and his story of enthusiastic youth turned to despair, and being lifted back out again by taking stock of his life with theContinue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life: 40 Years of My Story”

Japan, Why We Can Help, and My Experience Living There

“… the March 11, 2011 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster becomes an epic devastation …” Today, in light of recent devastation in Asia, I am changing my weekly post order to reflect on what is happening in Japan. I lived in Tokyo for three months in 1990, and I grieve for the peopleContinue reading “Japan, Why We Can Help, and My Experience Living There”

Putting It All Out There (and Surviving the Criticism)

Twenty years ago this summer, I walked a Paris runway for the first time in Elite’s Look of the Year in France, my first real exposure to the world of modeling. Somehow, at fifteen years old and standing five-foot-nine-and-one-half inches tall, I had been selected from a Midwestern small town to compete with fifty girlsContinue reading “Putting It All Out There (and Surviving the Criticism)”

On Modeling and the Gap

Yesterday, I received in the mail the recent Frontgate catalog, a beautiful collection of high-end home things. Funny thing, though, I’ve done some modeling for them recently, which, given the turns my life has taken, is amusing in and of itself. Anyhow, several of the shots inside this particular catalog have a version of meContinue reading “On Modeling and the Gap”