You may at times feel that my blog is all over the place and ask yourself if one person can possibly have so many interests. The fact is that I do have more interests than the average person, so I thought Iâ€™d take a moment to prove it to you. If this is too much info for you, donâ€™t read on!
Domestically speaking, Iâ€™m a mother, a wife and home owner. I am owned by two cats.
My formal education consists of a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (and with a minor in Computer Science â€“ I also attended Stevens Institute of Technology). I have my M.Ed. in Technology in Education from Lesley University.
My hobbies and interests are varied. I love playing with my kids, singing with them, and just watching them grow and learn. I enjoy all manner of paper arts â€“ papermaking, bookbinding, marbling, rubber stamping, collage, and I could go on and on. I dabble in some other things as well (jewelry, clay, digital artwork, . I read, read, readâ€¦ some of my favorite authors include Laurell K. Hamilton, Rumer Godden, Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Diane Dreher, Erich Segal, Shel Silverstein, and Ambrose Bierce. Jennifer Weiner, and Pearl Cleage. Basically, Iâ€™ll read chick-lit, horror, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, self-help, business, historical, instructional, general fiction (adult and young adult), and probably some other things I canâ€™t think of. Iâ€™m a TV addict, and I enjoy catching a movie now and again. I love traveling, but donâ€™t do it much as I got a bit burnt out in my last job (oh, yeah, and now Iâ€™m a MOM). I like surfing the web and videogames, as well as board games. I write, do projects around the house, bake, hang out with friends, and am a champion napper.
I am currently a writer with 80108 Media and Suite 101, and I am also a sales rep for BabyCrazy (toys and gear for kids from birth through pre-school) and Barefoot Books. I mystery shop when the mood strikes me and I have some other projects in the works.
In past lives I worked in a video store, National Park bookstore, and greeting card shop. I worked with a high-end front-projection TV company, for Exxon (ack), a non-profit database analysis company, Peace Games (a violence prevention/safe school non-profit), and the Museum of Science in Boston. I also did a year of AmeriCorps with the NCCC in Aberdeen. I have worked and volunteered with young people in various settings from after-school, to in-school tutoring, to mentoring. I have written and managed grants, managed volunteers and staff, designed HR policies, planned and run training sessions, conferences, and retreats for adults and teens, designed an organizational technology plan, done some software coding, and more. I love having work to do thatâ€™s varied and ever-evolving. I do not handle boredom well!
Since this is more than you could ever want to know, Iâ€™ll stop here. If something interests you and youâ€™d like to know more about it, give me a shout!