Greetings! Following nearly 20 years with the United Nations, primarily as an HIV-educator, I have begun picking up where I left off somewhere around the summer before 5th grade, and am focusing my life on my creative passions, namely writing, music and art. This December (2016) I will have the honor of graduating from my MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook University, for which I am both delighted and humbled.
As for this blog, I thought of calling it something like “My Blog of Nouns” because it seems I’ve been leaning towards writing about people, places and things. Although I must say that the “things” aspect is manifesting more as birthdays and events, rather than shoes or hula hoops. I do have some surprisingly interesting stories about shoes, though – shoes eaten by a mongoose, floating sandals, wearing a mismatched pair to work, to name a few – perhaps I’ll add those later.
In any case, I hope you will enjoy my writing here and follow some of the links to other publications, as well. Cheers, Martina