I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I have a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.Sc. from Cornell University. I have lived and worked in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, California as well as in Washington, DC. Outside the United States, I lived and worked in Venezuela, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Uganda, Somalia and Kenya. I currently live in Canberra, Australia.
I edited three books: Bold Plum: with the Guerillas in China's War against Japan by Hsiao Li Lindsay; Peace and Milk: Scenes of Northern Somalia by James Lindsay and Fatima Jibrell; and Solo vale si piensas rápido by Mehedy Lopez, a book of poetry in Spanish. In 2016, I published a book of my poetry and drawings, Silence Spoken.
I have taught communication skills, English as a second language, and English for journalists (in Beijing, China) at university and secondary school levels. I was a features writer for the Daily Journal, (Caracas, Venezuela), and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I am a member of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Writers Centre, active in a writers’ group and a contributor to poetry readings, That Poetry Thing, in Canberra, Australia.
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Very touched by this one, Pamela. This rare place of yes, of contentment, of presence – you write it so well. Thank you.
Happiness can be found in the moment, for sure.
Presence is the word that comes to me when I read this poem, and I’m reminded of how peaceful being present can be. I have found it interesting in recent years to raise my awareness of my own presence, to better understand how present I am over time, and how that adjusts my mood. When I’m not present, I’m either trapped in the past or tripping over future possibilities that may never even happen.
Great poem, Pam! First time I’ve been added to this mailing list.
Every so often I experience a moment of joy. Perhaps you can relate. I eagerly anticipate the next one as they are random.
You’ve had a fascinating life! Great bio. I had no idea!
I’m working on two cancer therapies now – hopefully something that I can leave behind for the good of those with skin and brain cancers.
All the best in all you do! Carol
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GREAT to hear from you! So happy you’re connected to my blog.