I am a flâneuse. What is that, you ask? The closest approximation: a female observer-wanderer. I write about, and illustrate (oils, pastels, digital) what I see that intrigues me. In a past life, with a now-dormant Ph.D., (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana), and the primacy of my left brain, I researched, evaluated and developed mental health programs.
But writing was my first love and I wanted to be a journalist but my parents balked at that. I was 15, malleable, and dependent on them for support, so I compromised and went into the social sciences, actually preferable to chemistry, my parents’ choice.