Writing has always been my passion. Mom taught us the love of good books, Dad inspired me with tales from our family history. I began my own form of story telling by making up puppet shows to perform for friends in the front yard on warm summer days (I never did get over being a show-off). In the 5th grade, my teacher Mrs. Margelofsky told me, "You ought to be a writer," and that was my 'aha' moment. As I approach late middle age, I am taking her advice seriously.
Education: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
BSW - Social Work - 1968
Memberships: St. Dismas Jail Ministry - 2002 to present.
The Catholic Worker - Board of Directors
Recognition: The Christian Stewardship Foundation's "Faithful Servant Award" 2007.
- The Women of Block 12: Voices from a Jail Ministry. February 2011
- "The Body of Christ In Prison," National Catholic Reporter, Celebration Magazine, February, 2003.
- "Seeing Christ In The Eyes of Prisoners," The Catholic Herald, November 2002.
- Keeping In Touch With The Community: A Guide to Resident Volunteer Programs, Professional Printing and Publishing, 1998.
- In The Care of Strangers: When Your Loved One Needs A Nursing Home, Professional Printing & Publishing, 1998. Writer's Digest self-published Book Awards, "Certificate of Merit, 2001." Available from the author.
- Picture This Family, How To Transfer Family Pictures to Fabric, Plaid Enterprises, 1991.
- "Love Letters," Good Old Days Magazine, April 2002
- "Milkshakes and Shoelaces," My Teacher is My Hero, Tributes To The People Who Gave Us Knowledge, Motivation, and Wisdom, Adams Media, April 2008. Available at Amazon and other book stores.