The Insta-Home Challenge: Los Angeles

November 27, 2013

Jack Kerouac once said that “LA is a jungle,” but since we’ve moved into Studio City, LA’s been more like a nicely manicured topiary in the San Fernando Valley. Oh man, we’ve become soooo LA. Of all  the sprawling LA ‘hoods, we chose Studio City because we wanted to be a stone’s throw from our […]

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Building the baby belly, week by week

June 26, 2013

Whooo-hooozzzzzzzz. That’s the sound of me rounding into the home stretch of pregnancy — excited but exhausted. Friends, I’m at 36 weeks now and Baby Girl’s still inside! High five! Now I have to lie down. In order to avoid another premature birth plus theatrics during labor and delivery (as comical as that was for […]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Detroit

February 19, 2013

The awesome-weather gravy train had to end sometime. Last stop, the 313! Our neighborhood of Brush Park in Detroit. Photo by Nick Cordileone. Our first year of the Lion King tour took us to many warm cities, from east to west. Last winter, Mike started solo in frigid Minneapolis, but as a family we then […]

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Actor Dionne Randolph as you’ve never seen him

September 28, 2012

You think you know the Big Daddy of the Pride Lands… but you don’t. Dionne Randolph is the longest continuous running Mufasa that Disney has employed, and at nine years with The Lion King, he is one of the most veteran on the Gazelle tour. The beefcake actor with the silky, heartbreaking voice who rescues […]

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Pit Stop: Talkin’ Civil Rights in Memphis

September 20, 2012

A guest blog post by Amy CordileoneAngela’s note: To say that Amy Cordileone is an amazing multi-tasker would be a bit of an understatement! This wife to Nick (who plays Timon on tour with The Lion King) and mom to 10-year-old Hero lives in New York City while teaching at New York University, and then […]

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Shots fired, one block away — and Ang is on the news

August 24, 2012

During my junior year at Duke, I took a Statistics course that was a requirement as part of my Public Policy degree. I bombed it horribly. Numbers were just never my bag. But I do know enough about probability to expect that our luck with housing on the road with The Lion King was going […]

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Pit stops: Mobile, AL and Breaux Bridge, LA

July 17, 2012

To get through the 16+ hour car journey from Greenville, SC to Houston, TX, we had to make a few pit stops along the way.  Both Max and Turkey were fairly miserable on the first leg, since we shoved off around 5 pm and the nighttime darkness frustrated the toddler and banished the cat to […]

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The Insta-home Challenge: Miami

May 18, 2012

Part OneWe wanted to put to rest any notion that we live this charmed, oh-so-easy life on the road. Yes, we do get to experience a brand new city in all its glory every month. But the cleaning out, packing up, mapping through, moving in, unpacking and cleaning is proving harder with each city that […]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: New Orleans

March 17, 2012

I feel like we’ve arrived in another country, and it’s invigorating. In New Orleans, the damp, dusty air makes me feel each breath into my lungs, and the faint but ubiquitous scent of meat and grease reminds me of the villages in Taiwan. The panoply of homes in vivid colors, sizes and uneven facades harkens […]

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8 seconds to the boy next door

January 17, 2012

8 seconds. That’s the time it took to run full speed door to door, from 25 Tuscan Place to 21 Tuscan Place — but only if you cut through the row of evergreen trees that separated our properties, instead of going down my driveway and back up Danny’s. It was a familiar run across stone, […]

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