I like to write, hence my blog. It was nice being a part of a larger aesthetic venue.
You can find me on page 143, under the chapter entitled " Equal Rights". There are eight Sedona writers in this volume. Bev went far and wide for her stories, so authors are from all over.
I lived in Venice, CA. back in the seventies and early eighties. I got involved in politics, kind of by default. The quote from my chapter reads": I know it made me angry that outsiders could come into my community with nary a thought of the humans they impacted. If my ocean view was going away, then I wanted it to mean something".
We fought city hall for the developers to include low cost housing. We lost.
I know it took a lot out of me. When I left the city in 1984, I was looking to take a breather from politics. I found this small community called Sedona, in northern Arizona. Here I thought I would simply create my ceramics and seek new new horizons with my calligraphy. Politics in the wilderness? Well, yes.
The human condition is always with us, isn't it?