I’m a retired nonprofit executive who spent 30 years in the sector, primarily as a professional fundraiser. I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, in a big family. My father was an Italian-American/Dutch-American Episcopal priest, and my mother was a Welsh-American/French-American NYC debutante and classical pianist.

I was married to my first husband at age 20, and we were married for 27 years. I married my second husband — my rock — in 2001. Together we have five kids from 37 – 50 — his two sandwich in my three — and 10 grandchildren, all living nearby in the Phoenix area. And we have two rescue cats, Pancho and Ziva.

I have a degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and post-graduate work in Public Administration at Arizona State University.

My blog is a chance to write, something I have always loved doing. I hope my musings will entertain you, inspire you, and make you think.

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