A question that often pops up in conversation with various people is, “How do you stay so grounded with everything that’s happened to you?”

Well. This should pretty much sum it up. This kind of thing happens to me ALL the time, so even if I took the opportunity, every ONCE in a while to feel the least bit grand, the universe pretty much slaps me right back down – so it all evens out.

I’m singing in a truly lovely theater right now – a theater where they know me – I’ve performed here twice before to pretty decent acclaim. And yet, apparently they know me as “Joyde”. I’m not complaining – I’m just saying….

After all, I’m grateful for the chance to smile a little bit!