I’ve told and written stories and songs since I was a child and it’s never lost its fascination or interest for me. In some ways, I would answer why I do what I do because it’s what I do. It’s what makes sense to me and helps me make sense of the world. Living a creative life is difficult and wondrous. I have experienced the depths of darkness and the glories of light through people, places and the experiences I’ve had over a lifetime. Sharing stories, even the act of crafting them in a voice that is true to me has been challenging, wonderful, frightening and liberating. I love my personal stories and through them I have come to love my life, my art and my self as well as to feel the powerful hand of something greater than myself at work in all of my life. This I believe is the ultimate message of all my work. Wrapped in a 1950’s mentality is a family that loves and loves and loves without knowing how to love. This is something I believe we can all relate to and is a central message of my work. Life’s imperfections draw us closer to love and getting closer to love and expressing love and loss is why I do what I do.