In March 2018, I closed my consulting practice after decades of working as a librarian and then an organization development consultant with a focus on libraries and allied organizations. At that time, I imagined transforming this web site into a resource for people who are considering retirement or preparing for it with information about the travel I planned–some with my husband, Joe and some with friends.
Then, life happened. Joe died suddenly in February, 2019–less than a year after my retirement and a year later, we were hit with the Covid pandemic. I had started to repurpose the web site to reflect retirement activities and observe the changes going on around us due to the pandemic but I ran out of steam. Now that things are opening up again, maybe it’s time for a refresh.
I am still engaged in the study and use of Bowen theory through participation in various programs including the Training Seminar in Bowen Theory and on September 27, 2021 I will be the guest presenter for Differentiation at Work through the Bowen Center. The Family Diagram app Patrick Stinson has developed is a useful tool for tracking work on differentiation of self and I am enjoying testing a new alpha version of the software.
I live in Oakland, California with my dogs (really, my late husband’s dogs) Gabby and Hazel. Both of my adult children live nearby and in November 2020 my daughter and son-in-law had a baby girl. Her presence brings much joy to all our lives. When I am not babysitting, visiting with family, or providing endless exercise for the dogs, I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking, reading (two book groups plus exchanging recommendations with friends), listening to all kinds of music, movies, political activism, hiking, yoga, and camping.