I moved to Mexico in 2001 to regain control of my life. Writing and creating art serve that same purpose by allowing me to enter worlds of my own creation. I create fiction, essays, poetry and mixed-media collages because they are the ways I know, outside of dreams, to find out what I think and feel. My poetry is based closely on observation usually of nature. More poetry is coming to me in Mexico than before, perhaps because I take the time to let it happen!