The most common comments I receive from people are, “Are you still biking?” and “You can afford to eat anything you want.” The answer to the first is – sometimes, and the answer to the second is “No I can’t.”
Since I left my teaching ESL and remedial writing position in Brooklyn, NY, to marry Phil (here in Boston) and focused on my educational software business (teaching writing), I’ve done more snow shoveling than I ever thought possible, and I’ve spent way too many hours sitting at a computer. The upside of all this, other than the blessing of being married to Phil, is that I’ve had my poetry, essays and movie reviews published in numerous print and online journals such as “Poetica Magazine,” “The Persimmon Tree”, “Every Writer’s Resource,” “The Jewish Journal,” “River Poets Journal” and others. I live in a wonderful town where I have a lake to swim in during the hot summers, and I met an amazing dog named Joey. My book, Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences, recently received the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion.
I am involved with many and varied local community activities, such as bicycle and pedestrian safety, feeding the hungry, and literacy. I still spend way too much time on the computer, which I am always trying to find a way around.
Joey’s descriptions of me in my debut narrative, Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways are, except for a few insignificant details of time and place, true and accurate.
Below is a headshot of me that was taken the winter of 2015 when we in Boston received over 110″ of snow in slightly more than one month.
Jane’s book, Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways, is a 2015 indieB.R.A.G. (Book Readers Appreciation Group) Medallion Honoree for Literary Fiction. For more information, see www.bragmedallion.com