MOST OF US CONSIDER OURSELVES ORDINARY FOLK, DON'T WE? We do the best we can with what comes our way. We try to live lovingly and responsibly in the world, to be good and decent people, to help where we can and give what we can. We are surprised when another considers us unusual, or when we are told we’re doing something out of the ordinary. I’m just doing my best, we think.
I am one who thinks of myself as ordinary. My life history has been uneventful: a childhood in suburbia with a good education at university; one failed marriage of six years and one very happy marriage of 23 years (and counting); a bit of teaching experience, an attempt at a professional singing career; and then, in 1990 when I was thirty-five, a move to Washington, DC to begin living and working with women less privileged than I.
Although I’m no longer at Miriam’s House, the lessons I learned and the women I knew still inform my life. Now that I have a degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, Goucher College, 2014), I have written a memoir: the story of my first ten years at Miriam’s House.
Nowhere Else I Want To Be: A Memoir. ORDER NOW.
2017: I've launched a new venture! HERE is information.