I arrived in Portland June 3rd to be closer to my children.
I am from Brooklyn Heights New York where I had a lovely studio apartment with views of lower Manhattan. I am a recent NYC retiree. I worked as a communications specialist/editor for the New York City Employees' Retirement System. My professional background was in nonprofit organizations until the financial crash in 2008. I am a fan of Jane Austen novels, BBC productions, indie music, movies and theater. Though I speak only English, I have traveled to Italy, Portugal, London, Greece, prewar Yugoslavia, Bath, Glasgow and way back when, to Morocco. I have a son who lives in Denver with his wife and 2 dogs. He is a copywriter and gourmet chef. My daughter lives in Portland and just graduated from Lewis and Clarke University, She is an actor and director of plays and founder of 'Anon It Moves' a Portland theatre company, and she is the coordinator of Portland's first upcoming Shakespeare Festival (2014-2016). She recently performed Portland's first female Hamlet early summer.