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About me

Occupation Owner-Wild Bird Center
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I am a drop-out from the corporate world--mostly the financial services industry where I practiced the black art of human resources management. (Remember Catbert from the Dilbert cartoons?) Now I sell products to backyard birdwatchers. I have a two cats, Nicholas and Nora Nick is my furry delight--wise, brave, silly, loving and incredibly soft. He is a celebrity in my store and gets much more attention than I do. As he should. Nora is our not-quite-kitten in residence. She is a trouble-maker and a million laughs. She climbs up to the ductwork 13 feet up. She rolls in all the birdbaths. She's sweet as can be. I have a house in the woods in Kent, CT, that is my refuge. It's also a refuge for bears, raccoons, coyotes, bats, birds and other creatures.
Interests Birdwatching, gardening, knitting, napping, needlepoint
Favorite Movies Love in the Afternoon, Jules & Jim, Singin' in the Rain
Favorite Music Great American Songbook sung by great cabaret singers.
Favorite Books All of Jane Austen, most of Anthony Trollope and Thomas Hardy, mysteries, Stephen Jay Gould, books on skepticism

You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?

Remember to your old friends you're still that goofy 18-year-old who looked as if she were 12.