This passage from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway has followed me for most of my adult life. It graces the front cover of all my journals as a reminder: whoever else may read my meandering little tomes, they aren’t written for a particular audience, they’re for life. On the internet my purpose is a bit different as we’re all here obviously looking for an audience, but my intent is still the same: to like — no…love — life and to speak ‘aloud’ to it. Similarly, I’ve placed it here to announce my presence on the net, not so much as a mission statement or an indicator of the type of content you’ll find, but as a statement of principle: I write to capture what I notice and like about life.
Well, that’s not really all. I’m also interested in achieving my dream of becoming a full-fledged, published and recognized writer. To this end, this site will not only be whimsical romp of hey-nonny-nonny, but also a repository for writing samples and testimonials for those interested in hiring me as a writer. At the moment, however, while I work on filling up my writing portfolio, you’ll find musings on some of the following topics:
- Education and Teaching (I’m a 12-year veteran of the NYC Public Schools)
- Literature and Books (earned my MA in Literature from UC Santa Cruz)
- Music and Theater (I sing with The Collegiate Chorale, one of New York’s most prestigious vocal groups, and teach Dramatic Arts)
- Travel and History (a seasoned traveler who tends towards sites of historical relevance)
- Health and Fitness (a regular at the gym, and seen more and more often running along the Hudson)
- Food and Wine (a kitchen adventurer and novice oenophile)
So welcome to my little corner of the internet — it’s not much, but it’s home.