What makes me feel alive? Slaloming down still, snowy hills, check. Perfecting my backstance or executing a flawless kata oh yes, that certainly does. Watching my dogs play and run, yup, that too. Watching my boys as they teeter on the edge of adulthood, most certainly. And enjoying the love of a wonderful partner – his care and commitment, yes. That. All that and more.

A fourth-degree martial artist, twelve years in. Three years of Tai Chi. Eleven years in a blended family with two boys and two dogs. And a yen to write but (so far) no space to let the words flower and open. Now I am making time. Making time for me, for creativity, to let my muse come out and play, unbounded and unfettered by must-dos.

If you’ve landed here, stay a while please and leave me a comment (or two). Do you write? Do you parent teens? Are you a martial arts enthusiast? Whatever it is, I’d love to hear and will do my best to get back to you. Hai!



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