A Tribute to Mothers–especially MY mom!

In May 2012, I celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing some words about my mom in front of a live audience at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison.

It was a thrill and an honor.

It’s called “Listen to Your Mother” and it was the third annual. The show was all about motherhood. And it was all women—except for me. I was the one man in the cast. And honored to be such. (One of my highlights was getting to work with an incredible cast and to hear these women’s stories!)

At the Mother’s Day show, my wife and daughter were in the front row, accompanied by a couple close co-counselors.

Telling my mom’s story—or really our story—gave me a big kick in the pants with going public with my stories. I am deeply grateful to the rest of the cast, our director and crew. Oh yeah, and our appreciative and rapt audience.

I’d like to share my piece with you. And I’d be most grateful for your comments and responses. Here it is as recorded in front of our live audience that Sunday in May.

Oh yea, and I have a question for you: What story would you tell to or about your mother?


“For Wanda”


A totally new Listen to Your Mother show happens again this year in Madison at the Barrymore Theatre on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, 2013 at 3pm. Ten percent of the ticket proceed go to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. Take your mom or invite a mom or just go as a son or daughter. It is an event that will touch you.