The mountains look much better in person, but I was on the train, with only my phone, so this glimpse of the Catskills from across the Hudson River can only suggest how they look in real life. Growing up, I loved mountains, and was left rather unmoved by water, but the last few years I have come to love the juxtaposition of water and mountains that populates so much of New York State.
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I am the youngest of four children, raised in the old-fashioned Irish-American way. I suspect my mother encouraged me to write from an early age to keep me out of her hair, although she may have regretted the decision when my teachers began to call about the controversial stories I was writing. Thus I began my career of butting heads with the good sisters at my Catholic elementary school, and ended it by leaving high school for college with no diploma. I wear my high-school dropout badge rebelliously and proudly.
In college, I became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of my professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs my narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as my blogs.
I love feedback and enjoy discussing ideas. I have an accountability blog for the Round of Words in Eighty Days entitled Leavekeeping; I write a blog on literary history, intellectual history, and the history of words entitled Lapidary Prose. I'm on Twitter and Facebook; my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Water on mountains has always been my visionary dream. As you say, the juxtaposition of the two…. Looks like you were just a touch south of Hudson here.