I can’t stop becoming. This has its good pointsâ€”I’m always changing, perhaps for the better. Life is interesting. And its less good pointsâ€”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 pointsâ€”lots of variety of experience, for one. And its less good pointsâ€”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, Â playing bluegrass and Irish tunes on my violin. I have a diagnosis ofÂ 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.
Most of the time I live in the present, my heart brimful of appreciation and gratitude.
My favorite word is gravid.