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Contributor since:May 2009

About Me

I’ve been a writer since probably before you were born: newspapers, magazines, trade publications and websites beginning with’s start-up issue. Working as a hospice volunteer and with AIDS groups led to a 1999 book Dying Unafraid (still in print and apropos) and more involvement with end-of-life causes. This is how to end any cocktail party conversation: “I write a lot about end-of-life issues.” So with Boomers and Beyond I’m working backwards and sideways and wherever concerns of these generations lead. I grew up in beautiful downtown Ashland, VA) and migrated through Atlanta eventually to San Francisco where I live with my final husband, Bud (my college Senior Dinner Dance date before we lost track of each other for 37 years.) Manhattan/Asheville/Atlanta kids, parents of my five flawless grandchildren, keep me attuned to Boomerhood. Full rather braggadocio disclosure: the Manhattan daughter Sandy is married to T/S super-contributor Miles O’Brien.



I'm Known For...

being a peacemaker, even though that's sometimes called Pollyanna-ish

My Current Project

a half-dozen unpublished books, for which hope springs eternal

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Still writing for True/Slant

Why True/Slant

Because of the literate company in which to keep.


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

sugar, butterfat and doing the neighborhood par course, which are good replacements for nicotine, alcohol and other earlier addictions

This Is Annoying Me...

nothing. I gave up annoyance last year.

This Is Making Me Worry...

likewise; I gave up worry and guilt in 2000

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

walking San Francisco

I'm Running From...

guilt, worry, annoyance and addictions

This Is Helping Me Create...


This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

overcoming overload

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