Mom of Sam, 15; Abby, 13; Hannah, 11. No time for insincerity. If you’re not doing it (whatever it is) intensely, why do it at all? Great respect for writers and artists of all stripes. Fact geek. Determined to teach my children how to live healthy in a fast-food, overprocessed world. Blood cancer survivor in treatment. Red Sox fan.
Interests: Writing, Autism Advocacy, Fitness, Live Music, Visual Arts, Hiking, Cycling, Politics, Cooking, Gardening, Red Sox.
Favorite Movies: A Beautiful Mind, Best in Show, Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Princess Bride, Apollo 13, Singing in the Rain, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Going My Way. Anything with Audrey Hepburn. Anything starring John Cusack. Anything with Bill Murray. Everything directed by Ron Howard.
Favorite Music: Many Singer/Songwriter-types. Anything live. Foo Fighters, Band of Heathens, Darrell Scott, Sean McConnell, Brad Paisley, Patty Griffin, Peter Mulvey, Two Tons of Steel, Audioslave, Sheryl Crow, Kris Delmhorst, Bob Marley, Redbird, U2.
Favorite Reading: Anything by Dave Barry, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Gwen Macsai’s Lipshtick, Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, Ethan Canin’s Blue River, anything by Stephen King, Susan Senator’s Making Peace with Autism, The Sun, Writer’s Digest, Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” Brain Child Magazine