Three times divorced, I enjoy a loving relationship with a wonderful man for 24 years now – a writer, a poet, and an artist. I changed my birth name to my pen name in the year 2000 – a much better fit by far, giving me a fresh outlook on life. I spent 30+ years in career service to the State of Florida. I hold a B.A. in Art from the University of Central Florida 1976.

A functioning schizophrenic since 1976, poetry is therapeutic, bringing some order into a chaotic mind. I believe in God without one organized religion. However, my roots are in Catholicism but that’s not my limits. I’m neither preacher nor confessor. We use available tools to become creators under god’s guidance. And the devil can also take on human form at its extreme. There’s a little devil in each of us at times, after all.

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Within each man
there dwells a devil

He may be its slave
or Master it –