About Me

Born in tumultuous 1968, rebellion and change lives in me, as do images of 1970’s Bob Mackie-adorned Cher, Diana Ross’ powerful voice, drive-in movies with paper grocery bags full of popcorn, sleep-away camp where I had my 1st kiss, kick ball, Judy Blume, and Peggy Parish’s Amelia Bedelia chapter books.

There are also scars from an abusive childhood that led to more scars in adulthood, but that does not make me unique. As a child I told myself stories of my future, tales of a ranch home with trees in the yard and big garden. It did not come as easy as I’d imagined, nor as quickly, and it doesn’t look exactly the same (no white picket fence, haha).

Planting sunflowers in the garden with my grandson.
Red maple in the back yard. There are 2 statuesque silver maples in the front yard.

5 comments

  1. Tooty Nolan · October 13, 2011

    I totally understand your yearning to write. Life would be so much more traquil if I could lose my own yearning, but Ican’t. Writing is more than fun (or purgatory) for those with the yearning: It’s bread and water.

  2. karen Howard · August 25, 2011

    Enjoying the blog. You always had a wonderful talent, so glad to see you doing what you love!

  3. ShrtyBren · August 23, 2011

    Amazing! Keep telling it how it is, straight from the heart!

  4. Erica Bohn · August 24, 2011

    I didn’t know the talent you have. I am in love with it!!! You keep going sister some day you will have a book signing and I will be the one keeping the crowd under control. I love you with all my heart!!

  5. ABeatty · August 23, 2011

    I love it and I will be checking back!

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