A Young Wife
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Breathe deeply
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Photography. I'm just learning how to do this. I went on a photo expedition to Alaska to get close to grizzly bears. In a few weeks I plan to get close to polar bears.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Bye, Bye Miss American Pie
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My friend, the short story writer Leslie Johnson. Warm, honest, funny, with more social grace in her little finger than I have in my whole self.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. When my husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, I realized that I would have to access my highest self to be able to care for him properly. And I did. Not that there weren't slips and frustrations, but I loved hving to reach alwasy for more patience, more understanding, more strength and more humor during those years.