I’m a widow with four grown children, and 9 grandchildren. I’m retired. At my last job, I was a manager and make-up artist for Christian Dior, and a selling specialist for Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Jones of New York.
Before that I worked at a women’s reproductive clinic. Before that, I was a Donor Health Counselor, and a certified HIV Counselor, at the American Red Cross. I’ve also been a Rape Crisis counselor and a legal advocate for a battered women’s shelter, which I helped to start in the 70’s and where I sat on the board for many years.
I was a co-founder of the Women’s Roundtable, a local professional and businesswomen’s networking group, and sat on its board and membership committee until I moved from Pennsylvania to the Cleveland area in the early 90’s.
I’m a feminist, and I started marching and picketing for women’s rights two score years ago. I’ve been on the board of the local chapter of National Organization for Women. I believe in equality for all, and have worked most of my life to protect the rights and well-being of women and children.
I was in the Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women in 1996-97, for which I was nominated in part for my work in the community and as a psych nurse, a position I held for many years.
When I retired, I began taking art classes, and now I paint as well as blogging and of course I read — A LOT!
My lifelong passion for photography is undiminished (you may have noticed), and many of my early paintings are from my own photos – although lately I‘m painting more from my imagination, inspired by my inner landscape.
I am a spiritual person; I’ve studied all the major religions of the worlds. I believe there is one God/Goddess/Diviine Energy that exists within us all, and in all of nature. I have studied mysticism for two decades.
Welcome to my blog — while it may sometimes be a place of controversy, or delve into topics which may be uncomfortable, the only ideology you will find here is Peace, Love, and Justice.