I am retired from a career that has included managing an early resident professional theatre in Philadelphia, serving as a deputy director for the New York State Council on the Arts, as director of performance programing for National Public Radio (which earned me and my producing team a Peabody Award), and as a strategic planning consultant in the non-profit cultural and educational sectors for 20 years.
Upon my "retirement" I did a year-long dance with cancer (knock on wood), opened a women's fitness center in 2004 which I closed in 2009 after the economy took a nose dive along with my memberships, became a hospice volunteer, founded a hospice choir ((website hidden)) in 2007, and am now a singer in the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra chorus and Boston Harmony.
I'm a progressive, one of seven writers in a writing group that meets at Greenfield Community College, given to writing op ed articles for various newspapers and write a bi-monthly column called "Connecting the Dots" for our local newspaper.
I also treasure my quiet time. So c'mon over to Shelburne Falls and let's talk or be quiet...whatever works for you.