I see profound beauty in the small moments of every day,  however my persona also holds a cynical dark side.   That discontented and discouraged sound simpering deep in my consciousness has said goodbye to the fear of speaking the wrong thing and instead embracing the courage to speak the truth as I see or feel it.

The beauty and strength of being a woman is our ability to be ever-changing in the many stages of our lives. From our youth through our mature years, we are seemingly interchangeable and able to adapt to what life puts in our paths. Throughout the good, the bad and even especially in despair, we reach out to our friends, nurture our family and give without bounds to the ones we love the most.

I adore spending time with my family and friends, traveling, consuming great literature, walks in the woods, boating, biking, and writing. In my past I have been published in online magazines, BrightHub, CrowdSource,  BoomerWomenSpeak, a local newspaper ‘The Progress’, and an online newspaper in S. Korea.   I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit my daughter while she taught English in S. Korea.  I have languished in the sun while sipping the finest rum in Dominica Republic. I have fished for northern pike and small mouth bass and hunted bear in Ontario. I enjoy trips to the Windy City and the pulse of Minneapolis.   I like trips to anywhere in our RV, from the warmth of the Florida Keys to  the majesty of the Southwest or camping with my grandsons. There is awe around every corner of my life.

I have always loved to read, and one of my earliest school time memories is of the Book Mobile pulling up to my grade school, where the strongest readers could climb aboard and pick out a book of choice! When I was 13, I was introduced to my first epic novel, ‘Katherine‘ by Anya Seton and was memorized. That summer was spent reclining precariously on a tall, thick limb in our back yard in Shiloh, book in hand. That tree no longer stands, but my love of the written word will always be here.

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