I was born in Piqua, Ohio, a small town named for the Indian who rose from the flames, as legend goes. A family move to Dayton, Ohio, attendance at various institutes of elementary and higher education, a marriage, an abbreviated career in product development, the births of four children, a second degree in English later in life, the death of a sibling, followed by the death of both parents, all landed me where I am today—somewhat lost and still searching for what it’s all about.
I wrote and self-published the memoir, Dancing in Heaven as a legacy for my disabled sister Annie, and with the hope that in some small way the book will help others understand the importance and value of even the most limited human lives.
I recently published Where Memories Meet – Reclaiming my father after Alzheimer’s. It is the life story of my father who was born during the Great Depression, the eldest son of an alcoholic father with mental illness. My father served in the army in Germany during the Korean War, and became a successful small businessman, devoted husband, and loving father, never-the-less. He ultimately lost his cognitive abilities and eventually succumbed to Alzheimer’s.
On my first blog, Random Thoughts From Midlife , I have posted photos and stories about my self-publishing journey, overcoming the loss of my parents, birdwatching, gardening, my husband’s bilateral knee surgery our travels, and other topics.
I live in Cincinnati with my husband Mark and our little dog Arthur.
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