I was raised in an Irish/Italian family where storytelling was as essential as eating. My father used to fill our heads with bedtime stories and characters that were seared in my imagination. Although I began my career as a registered nurse, I always wrote and eventually went on to earn a M.F.A. in Creative Writing. I also adore theatre (have a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts) and still act in live theatre and am now writing plays.
All along the way, YOGA was with me, centering me when life got crazy and reminding me that with the breath, I can move beyond obstacles.
I believe good writers have to live life--push up their sleeves and not stand on the sidelines. Being a college prof as well as nursing and raising daughters have kept me connected. When I want to escape--I write; I started with children's stories, worked my way up to novels and plays.
Blogging is a way for me to express the obvious that somehow grew a layer of dust. It's the small observations that make life gritty and wonderful and I hope these blogs crack open conversations and stimulate new ones.
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