A non-linear biography
In this life I actually count five lives. I’ve begun to think of myself as a deck of Tarot cards — many aspects and coutenances shuffled and reshuffled by circumstance –independent, yet all by the same hand. Whose hand? That’s a matter still under consideration.
Just the facts, ma’am? Here’s a start:
- I have an AB in Philosophy with a sub-specialty in comparative religion from Stanford University. My undergraduate years are long passed, but I’m still a seeker.
- I like bulleted lists.
- In life number 4, I went camping at least five times a year, sometimes for 10 days at a time in mountains and in deserts, rarely around other people, but always under real stars in the old night sky.
- I used to wear gold, but as I get older my rings are silver.
- I’ve been a student, co-teacher and teacher of writing in the San Francisco Bay area since 1989.
- I currently teach for The Writers Studio — individual tutorials, and a workshop near Union Square in San Francisco.
- In life number 5 (this present) I live with my 17-year old son, a 95-pound Briard (dog), a one-eyed cat and her older sister. Both cats are girls and have boys’ names.
- In life number 1 I was a competitive gymnast and swimmer, dancer and theater rat.
- I love NIA, low-impact, mind-bending dance. (Wanna see NIA? go here) and yoga
- I work in a library building with 2 million books and another 9 million within 1/2 an hour’s radius. I work with people committed to getting information, both print and online, to today’s scholars and researchers as freely and openly as possible, and to preserving the human intellectual record.