It took 20 years for my “Little Voice” to nag me into writing the two-book memoir. I had to retire to the Montana mountains to make it happen. In addition to writing for the web site loving1withmentalillness, I illustrate the site with scenes made of silk, suede, batiks. Once retired, there was finally time to create and not watch the clock or the calendar. At age 76 and-a-half, I’m finally free.
Montana Air Views From A Transplant
These views from a transplant from civilization, if read by native Montanans, will either bore them to tears or cause hysterical laughter. It’s all normal and routine to them. But to other transplants and foreigners, there may be some small amusement. Montana is a magical and gorgeous place. I think only a foreigner can recognize that with true depth. We have lived so long outside of paradise.
What Were You Thinking?
Written in her perspective, the child chronicles her life from toddler to teenager, then young adult. When her two alcoholic parents were so inattentive to their toddler that a pedophile uncle found his way into her life, while the adults partied in the next room… When her parents put him into her child’s bed when he was home from a tour at sea in the merchant marine…