Welcome. I recently fell in love with writing and the flow it creates. Sitting still, reflecting and finding precise diction to describe a feeling or a memory widens my lens at the same time it brings it into focus.
I write creative non-fiction. I am working on a memoir and in it I show my struggles to find a way around my genes and upbringing. I seek to understand my complicated parents and their impact on me and on each other. Two of my main characters are my father - a quiet Russian immigrant, an intellectual who drank too much and my mother - a smart and proper beauty who suffers with a life-altering brain illness she's never acknowledged.
I share my writing believing there is a reader or two out there who will be touched by my journey, who will relate, or learn, or be altered in some positive way.
Below are links to a video of me reading "My Bounty From Mom" at the Twin Cities 2016 Listen to Your Mother event and subsequent podcast interview on "This Moved Me Podcast"