It’s difficult to know what to say about myself – I’m just an average woman, I guess, living life as best I can given my background, education, etc.
Not one to shake worlds, much more retiring than most folks, aware that I am privileged to live where I do in the times that I do, yet finding the times scarier than in my younger days. I live, work, make art, and daily thank the universe for my loving husband and the life that we have together here in the beautiful state of Vermont.
I was actually born in Appalachia, as the Ohio city of Zanesville is in that region, and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was a theater major who also kept a hand in music and visual art at Otterbein College in central Ohio, then moved to New York City in 1977 after college. There I studied classical vocal technique and music for about 15 years, then gave paralegal work a try for a few years which helped me to move to Vermont in 1996.
I had fallen head over heels in love with Vermont in the late 1980′s while vacationing here and then was blessed to fall head over heels in love with my dear life partner Mark in 1999.
I do not have any human children but have a furry child, my “familiar” Autumn the cat who is called by just about any name other than Autumn. She is my nearly-constant companion when I am at home.
I have always been involved in the arts in one form or another, including as a non-profit arts administrator in the past 12 years. Right now I’m kind of re-inventing myself as are so many in this down economy. I hope it turns out to be a Steampunk invention!