About me

Below is a list of degrees and locations where I’ve lived and some of the work I’ve done.

This is me and not me.

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I have a B.A. from Stanford University in California and a M.Sc. from Cornell University in upstate New York.

I have lived and worked in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, California and Washington, DC. Outside the United States, I have lived and worked in Venezuela, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Uganda, Somalia and Kenya. I currently live in Canberra, Australia.

I have edited three books: Bold Plum: with the Guerillas in China’s War against Japan by Hsiao Li Lindsay, www.boldplum.com  ; Peace and Milk: Scenes of Northern Somalia by James Lindsay and Fatima Jibrell,  www.peaceandmilk.com ; 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, www.silencespoken.com.

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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My other blog

In 2011, after the death of my mother Bette Hutchison Silver, I started a blog in her memory, bettehutchisonsilver.wordpress.com.

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