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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Goodbye, Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was a year behind me in the class of 1985 at Fairport High School in Fairport, New York. I was in the class of 1984 and our high school was very large, so I only knew him from the plays he was in (yes, he was an actor even in high school). I followed his career--as did so many of us from Fairport, New York--with pride, awe, and deep admiration. He was a super star--the best actor, in my opinion, of my generation. The loss I feel is significant and somewhat personal since he was a classmate--one I didn't really know, but a classmate just the same.

Goodbye, Philip Seymour Hoffman. May you rest in peace. We'll never see you in a new film again, but fortunately we have so many films to look back on.

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