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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anaïs Nin
I’m glad you’re here. Take a sec and introduce yourself, if you’d like. Because not every conversation can start in the Costco food court. Although many do. I’ve had a few there myself.
Recent publications: I’m concerned about what happens to kids who grow up with an undiagnosed mentally ill parent. That was my situation, and it left its mark. I wrote about it in this essay for the New York Times and, given the hundreds of emails I received, it struck a chord with readers, reinforcing my belief that no matter your age now, it’s crucial to nurture and care for the child within who didn’t get what they needed in those early years.
Book stuff: I’ve completed a manuscript titled “Jump: A Memoir About Skating and Survival,” and am working on a novel about an American photojournalist in South Africa during the Mandela elections (cause hey, I was a Canadian development worker in South Africa during the Mandela elections).