I grew up on a Illinois farm in the middle of a field. On the north side, a line of wind broke the cold wind and to the south, was old cemetery, guarded by an old iron fence. Everything else lay farther beyond.
I refused to go to the local high school and read extensively instead, attending community college as soon as I could. From there, I went to Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where I got my magna cum laude in Literature and Writing.
A few years ago, my health collapsed, due to the long term effects of living with C-PTSD. I was forced to make many difficult choices and I decided (despite my own resistance) that I would learn how to care for myself and my body.
My writing on this blog is an attempt to move towards wholeness.
I favor writing both personal and film essays, fiction, poetry, and interviewing great authors whenever they let me. My published writing can be found here.
I live in a small western suburb of Chicago along the Fox River with my partner, two cats, and a few houseplants.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.