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I’m Emily. Welcome to the blog. Get some tea and settle in. (Or whatever beverage suits your fancy.)

I’m glad you’re reading and that you’re here!  Since I was a wee child, I’ve been reading, writing, and acting out stories.  I majored in Political Science and English Literature at Capital University and graduated in May 2004. Subsequently, I used my degrees in political work for a decade, and now I’m focused mostly on writing. I like to write about a variety of things, but mostly movies/music, books, relationships, theology, and life post-transplant.

The biggest part of my life is my Catholic faith. In December of 2014 I made my life promises to the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic. My confirmation saint was/is St. Therese of Lisieux. I have one godson, who is seventeen (he’s also one of my 30+ first cousins.)

I’m a born and bred central Ohioan. I’m the oldest of three kids; my brother is a sportswriter and my sister is a pediatric nurse. My mom is a SAHM (or “overseer”, as she likes to be called), and my dad is a computer scientist who earned his degrees at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon.

I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was 11 years old, and when I was twenty-three I had a double lung transplant. In July of 2015, I will celebrate my ten year transplant anniversary (wahoo!). I also have a cochlear implant in my left ear.

I’m an ESTJ, a classically trained  contralto, and have performed in several community and regional theater productions. I’m attempting to become a better knitter. I love to cook and bake, and in another life I’d be an opera singer, a ballerina, or a nun.



Also, if you have any spare pennies, read this?  

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Completely agree. I do yoga, mainly because it helps my back and neck. But I don’t do any of the spiritual stuff. And I’m a practicing Catholic since birth.

    Love your blog. 🙂

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