So, I try things. That’s what I do. I tried acting, standup, writing blogs, writing books, producing podcasts, all manner of social media, and cat ownership.
Then the pandemic happened.
You start out at the kids’ table and then at some point you get promoted to the grown-ups’ table.
One year you're sitting in the back seat while your parents drive to Grandma's house; the next, you're driving yourself so you can dip out after dessert to go meet up with friends.
About My Avery Brooks Collector's Plate
I’m a big Star Trek Fan and Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek Deep Space Nine is one of my favorite characters. I love that his name sounds like a drink you could order at the bar: “I’d like a Captain Sisko on the rocks, please.”
And just so we’re clear: If Avery Brooks – the actor who played Sisko – ever called and invited me out for say a raktajino (Klingon coffee), I’d say: “Aye Aye, Captain. See you at Quarks. [STAGE WHISPER] Wear the uniform.”
As I’m cleaning out my parent’s things, I’m also looking at my belongings with fresh eyes. I’m trying to figure out why I have something, what purpose it serves, and if I still need it.
To that end, why do I have an abacus? A what? An abacus. It’s been tucked away in an desk drawer for ages. I’m not really sure, but I probably got it from my dad or my uncle when I was a teenager. I don’t know how to use it. I have no interest in learning how.
When I posted a picture of my abacus on Facebook, I got some really great responses.
Leighann Lord is a veteran stand-up comedian, author, and podcaster.