Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my space to share my general exuberance for life -- to share insights, art, book reviews and stories.
I’m an artist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. I moved here in 2006, but spent my first 46 years in Memphis, Tennessee. I started writing poetry and stories when I was a child but didn’t start making art until I was in my 30s. All of my work is narrative with a hint of magic and wonder.
Since I was young, I have used the power of the arts to redefine, expand and celebrate life. I also write about using the arts to rise above chronic pain and health conditions. I had epilepsy as a teenager and am partially paralyzed from transverse myelitis.
I live in a unique community called Bridge Meadows, a unique multi-generational community which is set up to support the needs of families adopting children from the foster care system. You can see a video about that here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/foster-families-share-support-with-elders-oregon-housing-community/
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