MY PROFESSIONAL SELF:
I fell in love with the law the first time I watched Perry Mason as a teenager. My first week learning how to write on a steno machine at Oakland College of Court Reporting sealed the deal: I was hooked. 45 years later, I am even more passionate about the crucial role court reporters have as impartial guardians of the record.
Since the early 2000s, I have been writing articles and speaking to educate the legal community about our noble profession. Since 2008, I have been training reporting students and new reporters the Art of Interruption: Speaking up for the record and their needs.
MY SPIRITUAL SELF:
When I was nine years old, an angel wrapped its wings around me and sang gently in my ear, “Everything will be all right. Everything will be all right.” Unbeknownst to my family, I was being molested and was frightened. Hearing her melodic voice and feeling her hug soothed my soul. The abuse continued until one night two years later; as if someone were whispering what to do, I did it, and he stopped. Since then, I’ve had many mystical experiences, including premonitions, visions, and dreams that have come true.
For decades I have felt torn about keeping my professional and spiritual lives separate. Litigation is left-brained and deadline-driven. Its unpredictability regularly throws a wrench into your evening and weekend plans. My spirituality is what brings me comfort, joy, happiness, the feeling of spaciousness and connection with all life. I am not alone.
I no longer want to live two separate lives. This new website is a work in progress and a reflection of ALL of me. Can you relate?
See my Peace Baby page for information about my upcoming memoir based on two visions that came true.