Teaching high school English and Journalism has certainly shaped who I am. I like to think it keeps me relevant- hip to what's what. (As I enter my mid-40s, I need all the help I can get...) I was born and raised in Maine, and I never miss a summer on Birch Island, a beautiful place on Casco Bay between Harpswell and Brunswick.I moved south and got my B.A. in English from Oglethorpe University in '94. Several years later, I returned to the world of academia with a stint at UGA, where I received my M.Ed.
I am married with three kids and two dogs. I love comfortable shoes, good books, poetry, Zumba, traveling, music, cooking, and antiques. I rent space at a local antique shop, a perfect outlet for my passion for old treasures! I enjoy my local book club, I coach Girls Varsity Lacrosse, and I sponsor my school's newspaper. I am a Feature Writer for "Our Town" magazine, I recently published a study guide and teacher's guide to accompany Rennie Curran's book "Free Agent", and I freelance as copy editor for a local doctor's office.
My experiences and interests bring me into contact with an amazing variety of people and places. Sometimes, these people and places inspire, sometimes they enrage, and sometimes they change who I am. I love every minute.
This blog is for those times when, in the words of Cat Stevens, "I can't keep it in... can't hide it and I can't lock it away..."