After getting a cat, I am surprised to find myself getting attached to him, as he is to me. Buddy, my cat, was given to my husband by his mother. She would go into the nursing home if he would take the cat. It was a deal only my mother-in-law could broach, mafia-like he “couldn’t refuse,” ha. Now that Buddy has taken over my house and favorite chair, he has also become an art inspiration. Mind control??
I am a writer, painter, and potter. I was drawn to writing late in life due to my professional life as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). I originally became an SLP because I liked science and needed to make money in some way. Speech-language pathology lead me to an interest in language, social communication, and writing. I am by nature a visual artist and dancer. I also practice the martial arts of jujitsu and aikido. I believe creativity heals ourselves and our society, and is a way to find an ethical, sustainable future.