I started this blog in spring 2010 to center around the fall publication of my career memoir, Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self. Since June of 2012, my goal has been to blog weekly, from the perspective of a retired nurse, on topics related to writing, aging, and life in Chicago.
I’m a happy mom of two and grandma to five who decided to take writing seriously in 2000, a few weeks after I retired as professor emerita from teaching nursing at Trinity Christian College.
Working nearly forty years, I held positions in eight places, ranging from hospitals to steel mills, and I taught and/or held administrative positions in four schools of nursing: Prairie State College, Trinity Christian College, Valparaiso University, and St. Xavier University/Chicago.
I earned a diploma in nursing from Blodgett Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, B.H.S. in Nursing Practice from Governors State University, and an M.S. in Psychiatric Nursing/Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. And, since I love learning and nurses are known to be life-long learners, I completed the four-year University of Chicago Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults in June of 2013.
I live in a Chicago high rise with my husband. And I love to shop–with my daughter. This photo was taken in a Gap dressing room as she and I were modeling blouses alike.
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