If you read my recent Motherfest column, you already know that my 4-year-old son wanted to go trick or treating in a Strawberry Shortcake costume. I was basically OK with his desire to traipse around the 'hood in striped stockings and a curly red wig, but admit that I was slightly relieved when he decided last week he wanted to be a robot like his brother.
Actually, he told me he wanted to be a “computer robot” -- which I wasn't exactly sure what that meant -- but once he saw the costume I fashioned (hey, I'm a writer, not a visual artist), he decided it was, indeed, one a computer robot wears. Phew.
Unfortunately, however, it took me much longer to make the costume than he actually spent wearing it. Tonight we spent a mere 20 minutes at Riverwest's pre-arranged Halloween night trick or treating. About two houses into the fun, Levi the Computer Robot started having technical difficulties, and eventually declared he “hated Halloween.” Oh well, there's always next year.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.