About Me


I am a retired post-secondary educator with a PhD in Drama. I’ve worked as a communications coach and instructor, program director, writer and editor. I am passionate about education, theatre, human rights and travel. I read voraciously and write all kinds of things (published a fantasy novel in 2009, Goddess Fire). I’ve lived in Stratford Ontario for over thirty years and have 4 grown children (not in Stratford).

Why am I writing this blog? I know I’m not alone in being older, or suddenly single, or retired and not so wealthy. I just have the pleasure of being all three at once. More and more people struggle with challenges in these areas and, willy nilly, I have experience, so why not share? Perhaps my experiences and reflections will be helpful, or amusing. I will try to make them both – and welcome comments/feedback.