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My self-summary
I have no idea how or why my photo decided to rest on its side or why another picture did not come through. Sorry, and I hope you don't get a crick in your neck as you look for a better view.

My early years were in the midwest but I transplanted myself to the east coast and have never regretted the move. I came here with fantasies of my name in lights on Broadway—didn't make it but had fun trying; I did several seasons of summer stock, a bit of minor TV and a short (very short) run off-Broadway, MFA from work at Yale and BU. Marriage and motherhood changed my focus and I turned to a career in education as a more stable choice. Now I am a retired teacher (primarily in the junior high) and am delighted to have time for my own work. It has given me pleasure to see some of it in print, both in journals and anthologies. My husband and I shared a love affair with words during our 45 years of marriage. After his death I was able to get a novel of his published posthumously, and working on that project gave me great satisfaction. Now I have to work on getting my own creative juices going. I take part in 2 writing workshops and they provide some drive, but I have to energize some on my own now to be truly happy. A need to enlarge my parameters and get some new perspectives has led me to taking this step.

My daughter and 2 granddaughters are immensely important to me.

I am a good, supportive friend with a sly, sometimes unexpected sense of humor; an empathetic companion who is easy to be around; a bit of still water, and much, much more.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm figuring out what the next step will be. The first step is to move to Long island, nearer my daughter and family. I'm ready for new beginnings.
I’m really good at
listening and empathizing with others, following up on commitments, showing my love for my family, reading in public or to an interested listener in private (poetry or prose—my work or that of others). I like to think that I'm good at my writing. Certainly I'm proud of some of it and feel it reaches others.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know! Some comments lead me to think eyes and smile and voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right now I'm reading mysteries, but my favorite classics are Bronte's Wuthering Heights (I'm a romantic) and Hardy's Jude the Obscure (I'm a realist). I enjoy music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s and I regularly attended BSO rehearsals. I'll miss that. Do I like food? Sure! Well cooked and interesting as well as family comfort food.
Six things I could never do without
My daughter and granddaughters—sense of humor—books—friends—memories—.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Making the rest of my life meaningful.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually watching the news of the week round-ups and then reading before bed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm very nervous about this whole match-up game. I'm sometimes shy in strange situations and never had to look for men friends before.
You should message me if
I sound interesting to you and the kind of person you'd feel like spending some time with and getting to know better. That time can be online for a while and then in person should we choose. I'm told I'm aging well and my pictures look true to me.. I think you'd recognize me on the street.
The two of us