I can’t stop becoming. This has its good points—I’m always changing, perhaps for the better. Life is interesting. And its less good points—the puzzle pieces are still scattered on the table and I can’t make out the picture.

I’m a confirmed dilettante, a blasted butterfly, flitting from flower to flower. This has its good points—lots of variety of experience, for one. And its less good points—breadth at the expense of depth.

As for the more conventional “about” information, I grew up in Minnesota but went to college at UC Berkeley and have lived in Portland, OR, since 1974. I am journalist who took early retirement (a buyout) in 2008. I did some editing for other people; I do some writing for myself. But ambitions of publishing my writing fell off when I discovered quilting in 2015.

My days are full: reading, writing, sewing, quilting, knitting,  playing bluegrass and Irish tunes on my violin. I have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis which slows me down, so it takes a long time to do many simple tasks.

I moved into Rose Schnitzer Manor assisted living in late 2019. Its 27 acres includes a nature trail in a dedicated greenway, and the food is amazingly good.

I am happily married to the esteemed Robert Jaffe. I have two talented daughters, Lyza Danger and Maggie, and two grandchildren.

Most of the time I live in the present, my heart brimful of appreciation and gratitude.

My favorite word is gravid.

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