About the Author

Hello! Welcome to my website. I moved to Northern California from the Midwest in early adulthood. I sought acceptance and abundance: the freedom to be myself as a creative person, a woman, and a mother. I yearned for a cosmopolitan community, a salubrious climate, the beach, good food, a place that embraces all kinds of people and offers professional respect, happiness, and financial opportunity.  I found all these things in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I hope you enjoy your visit here and feel inclined to leave a comment or drop me a line. Thanks for stopping by!

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And at any moment the end is near: the terminus of anxiety, fear and tension, the desire and imagined needs we carry - a confining architecture designed by only humankind. Rejoice! Cracks in the edifice (of our cherished friends, Doubt & Pain) let in slivers of light so allow the walls to crumble into the sea see the mantle and weight you have borne utterly dissemble. Renounce your titles step away from your roles let innocence return. Bid farewell to all

John Rain Is Back!

Barry Eisler, beloved and prodigious author of thrillers, celebrated the release of his thirteenth novel, Zero Sum, at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, CA this summer. During the introduction, author Keith Raffel aptly compared Eisler to John le Carré for his tightly-plotted novels, rich with spy tradecraft and understated prose, based on real-life experience as a former government covert intelligence agent. If you’ve never seen Barry Eisler speak in person, you’re missing out big time. He is a lightning rod

Radicalize Your Hope!

Carolina De Robertis sat at her desk, overwhelmed by grief. President-elect Trump’s “victory” was only three days old. The probable ramifications of this dolorous event on all the hard-won civil rights gains of the past fifty years racked Carolina’s mind. She thought about the many communities of immigrants, people of color, gay and transgender people, women, and progressives of all walks of life who were now bracing themselves for a new Dark Age. The earth’s climate crisis, the fate of