Counselor, teacher, writer and actress.
Ever since I was a child listening to my Austrian-born grandfather tell stories about his twenty-four years living in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, which was Indian territory, before Oklahoma became a state, I have been been mesmerized by the stories of real people. In those early years I also often accompanied my physician father on house-calls. I saw that patients are real people who have real lives, not just symptoms. They had yards littered with bicycles and kind words for a child. The idea was reinforced in me by my father that people’s illnesses were only a part of their lives, just as their lives may be a part of their pain. With that knowledge, a therapist-writer was nurtured in me.
I am the author of two books, "Too Young to Remember," and "Oral History and the Holocaust," various poems, and several one-woman shows, many of which I performed for the stage. A televised cutting of "Sarah’s Song", the musical, was nominated for a regional Emmy.
My soon-to-be-published book, "As Far As the I Can See" is a memoir based on the year I spent working and living at an exotic jungle hotel in Mexico’s Costa Maya, learning many other life-shaping lessons. My intention is to keep listening, writing, and learning as I embark on this next journey, Mexico Revisited.