Since I can remember, I’ve been driven to record and make meaning from the steady stream of experiences we call “life.” I have my MFA in creative writing and hope to publish a collection of essays on motherhood as my first book. I’m an avid reader as well, and love it all: letters from a war-torn island off England, a romance between two carnies during prohibition, and essays on being a gay father in our country’s most homophobic states.
I’m a haphazard mother-of-three, an experience that gives me stronger voice and desire. My children–twin boys, Luke and Taj, and their younger sister, Sola–make frequent appearances in my writing and are the driving force behind my collection of essays.
I’m lucky to be married to a smart, fun, kind guy named Chris. He’s a computer geek (not to be confused with a nerd) who brings home books with titles like The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. We met and lived in Lawrence, Kansas for many years and then moved to Palo Alto, California. It’s different.
I geek out myself about a lot of things, hence the ambiguous nature of my blogging. Right now, I’m into barefoot running, yoga, cycling, zen meditation, “Food Matters” cooking, mid-century modern design, and my “eclectic modern” decorating style. I’m into natural living, but I reserve the right to smell nice and be fashionable every once in a while, when the mood strikes. I’m in a perpetual state of negotiation with depression and I don’t make it a secret. I currently take anti-depressants and see a therapist. Quality of life. It’s an important thing to keep in mind.
I like to be serious. I like to have fun.