About Me and This Site

About Me and This Site

After an abbreviated stint in Botswana, Africa with the Peace Corps in 2012, I settled in Lexington,Kentucky for a couple of years.  Currently I live in Homosassa, FL, on the gulf side, about an hour north of  the Tampa airport.  

During 2017 I will use this site to house a variety of posts:  

  • Flash Fiction, my genre or writing style.  Stories tend to be vignettes or memoir-like.  Much is left to the reader’s imagination.  That is the nature of flash fiction – a story in less than 1,000 words.
  • Table for Two, a series of Flash Fiction stories that relate to one-another.  The setting is a restaurant, on Main Street, in a small town.  The story begins in 1966 and follows a cast of characters through time.  When appropriate, historical events are folded into the story-line.
  • Joy is my 2017 theme.  We all need to find joy in daily life.
  • Fearlessness was my 2016 theme.  Some posts are based on personal experiences.  Others are topics I felt compelled to write about.

Originally from Michigan, I graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in English.  I moved around for a while and lived in Indiana, New Jersey and New York City before settling in Florida for 24 years.  Once there I kept moving but spent most of my time on the gulf side of the state.  I also returned to school and received a MA in Adult and Community Education from the University of South Florida.

I’ve worked as a training designer and developer in retail, banking and health care.  Eventually I became a consultant and continued doing the same work with many Fortune 500 companies.  For a time, in the middle of my consulting years, I managed a yoga center and taught yoga for seniors and special needs children.  Then it was time to return to Michigan to care for my parents.  After they both passed on, I stayed in Michigan and worked for a non-profit as Community Development Manager.  That was followed by the Peace Corps, which is where this blog site started.  My Botswana posts are currently hidden from the public.