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Mark "Mom" Finley

Mom on Mondays: I Didn’t Invent Post-It Notes

Mom on Mondays: I Didn’t Invent Post-It Notes

Everything was going along just fine until the day it arrived in my mailbox. I knew what it was. I had been expecting it. But I had also secretly hoped that perhaps they wouldn’t be able to locate me. Suddenly all of my childhood anxieties came rushing in, sending me...

Mom on Mondays: Into The Dog Days Of Summer

Mom on Mondays: Into The Dog Days Of Summer

By Mark “Mom” Finley August 3, 2015 Hey Kiddlywinks! How are you feeling? I’m asking because it’s that time of year when everyone usually feels pretty miserable: the Dog Days of summer! It’s commonly thought that the English phrase first appeared in the 1500s,...

Mom On Mondays: We Create Until We Break Apart

Mom On Mondays: We Create Until We Break Apart

by Mark "Mom" Finley July 20, 2015 When I first moved to Seattle there were hundreds of fringe theater companies producing some pretty amazing theater in the city. In fact, the first show in which I was cast in Seattle was The Holiday Survival Game Show produced by...

Mom On Mondays: Between 40 and Death

Mom On Mondays: Between 40 and Death

by Mark "Mom" Finley July 13, 2015 Hey Kiddlywinks! I have a confession to make. I’m not really 29. I know, I know. You’re shocked. My mother once told me that a true lady never admitted to being older than 29, and I’ve held to that adage for more than a few years...

Mom On Mondays: Ghosts of Prides Passed

Mom On Mondays: Ghosts of Prides Passed

by Mark "Mom" Finley June 29, 2015 Hey Kiddlywinks! Another Pride has come and gone, and it's got me thinking about the many, many Pride celebrations I've had the honor of being a part of over my many, many years. I'm not saying I'm old, but I've got girdles older...

Mom On Mondays: Quite A Flair

Mom On Mondays: Quite A Flair

by Mark “Mom” Finley June 15, 2015 Hey Kiddleywinks! I love the theatre. The 69th Annual Tony Awards were broadcast just a week ago, and the big winner of the evening was the musical Fun Home. The musical was written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. It was adapted...

Mom on Mondays: Who Is Eunice Burns?

Mom on Mondays: Who Is Eunice Burns?

by Mark “Mom” Finley June 8, 2015 Eunice Burns (Madeline Kahn) asks Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand) if she knows the meaning of the word propriety in the 1972 film What’s Up, Doc? Hey Kiddleywinks! I was blown away at all the positive response I received from last...

Mom On Mondays: Starting Over Again

Mom On Mondays: Starting Over Again

by Mark "Mom" Finley June 1, 2015 Hello, Kiddleywinks! SHE’S BACK! One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be interesting! Especially considering that most of the time my point of view comes from looking through fuzzy, caterpillar-sized, false eyelashes, under a bumped up...