I actually had a Facebook moment and started to write this in third person. How pretentious. Or lazy. Or both!
I suppose you came to this page in search of some fascinating tidbit about me: where I was born, where I live, do I drink diet soda.
In a nutshell, here’s my life. I was born in Cuba in the early 1960’s, at a time when, among other things, it was inconvenient to be Catholic AND have a conscience. My parents, lovers of freedom and no friend of the totalitarian regime still squashing human rights even as I type, came to the United States, as many do, in search of human dignity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I attended school, played basketball, resented my siblings, and read to excess. Then I grew up.
These days I live outside Atlanta with my husband and three [almost] grown children, one serving in the Army,
one two in college and one who will finish high school sooner than I’d like. We also have a dog.
I no longer resent my siblings, but have been known to give the dog piercing looks. Oh, and I’m not a fan of diet soda. I figure, if I’m going to drink chemicals anyway, they might as well taste good.