A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing.
I am and have been a writer, reader, thinker, mother, wife, Christian, and feminist. I teach English and Creative Writing part-time at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, and in September 2013 I’ll begin work towards my second MA, this time in the field of Creative Writing, at the University of Toronto. My other MA in English is from McMaster University. I’ve also worked on my writing at the Humber School for Writers with Richard Bausch and Joan Barfoot. I am finishing a novel, and I have a dozen short stories and essays in various stages of publication. I’m involved in various literary happenings in Hamilton, Ontario (besides working at the public library), including a monthly Lit Lunch and the Steeltown Speakeasy reading series.
I used to call this space “The Professor’s Wife”, but I began to chafe at that title.
On the blog, I write about my gleanings and learnings from the reading and thinking I do, much of it considering the craft of writing & the art of parenting. The art of living an examined life. As well, I think about the Christian faith, and about marriage, and about gender.
This site, like my life, is always under construction.
I am losing my illusions, she thought. . . . Perhaps to acquire new ones.
–Virginia Woolf, Orlando