Even though I’m a pretty unflappable early riser, I never assume that anyone else wants to be awake before dawn. My family back in Colorado get up wicked early–like 4:30 a.m. every day. Maybe on the weekends they sleep until 7:00 a.m., but that’s probably a gross overestimation. Every weekday at 6:00 a.m PST, I […]
Note: This post was originally written in March 2008 while I was playing Jackie Kennedy in CHASING GEORGE WASHINGTON: A WHITE HOUSE ADVENTURE at the Kennedy Center. The Bush 43 administration had requested a command performance of the show for the children of military families serving overseas. Congress’ recent fiscal cliff gridlock and the resurgence […]
Growing up as a very geeky, coke bottle glasses wearing, nail biting, acne prone child, I never saw myself as pretty. Even today I look back at photos of me as a teenager and think, “Jesus, my legs were awesome” while covering up my face and hair with my thumb. […]
By Gima Campo, NPR News* On a glorious Los Angelean afternoon just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, some of the world’s greatest artifacts sit silently on display. The scores of visitors to J. Paul Getty’s collection of Greco-Roman antiquities, however, never stop talking. We spoke to several gallery goers about their thoughts […]
I wrote this short story for Maggie who once saw the ghost of my grandmother in a bathroom stall in Ireland. Someday I hope she’ll appear again for me, too.
Cream and sugar say more than just how you take your coffee by Gima Campo, NPR News* A recent study broadcast on Clear Channel Radio stations nationwide during The Rush Limbaugh Show claims you can understand everything you need to know about a woman, including sexual proclivities, based on her Starbucks order. Researchers at Oral […]
Since 2005, I’ve resided in twelve apartments in four cities: Los Angeles, California; Pisa, Italy; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, DC. Perhaps you’re longing to stray–take this quiz to see which (if any) of these towns might be right for you. I prefer to make my home: a) in a land of perpetual summer, resplendent with […]