A FEW FUN fACTS
1. I grew up in a mill town in western Pennsylvania. It was a close-knit community where everyone knew everyone else. The hills of the river valley were barren from smog. Most people lived and died there. After high school, or before, you went into the mill and worked until you couldn’t do it anymore. I knew beyond those hills were other worlds. With scholarship I made it out and landed in New York City. From there I taught university. Now, I live at the edge of a state forest and watch the bluebirds.
2. Bluebirds enchant me. I watch them from my back deck through the field and forest. Sometimes, I think they know more of me than I of them. They nest in a box just a few feet from where I sit and also on a pole not far away. Every spring they introduce their babies. We rejoice together. When they sing their song and I talk to them, the transmission is both feral and sophisticated, yet separate. We teach each other.
3.”We’re born alone, we live alone, and we die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”