I'm a musician, songwriter, writer, mother, artist, eldercare-giver. I have two successful, creative, excellent grown sons. I'm 62, happily single. For money I care for two women, one is 93 with Alzheimers and one is 83 with marbles intact, but physically weak. The one with marbles has flocks of geese, ducks, laying hens, 4 cats and 15 varieties of wild bird feeders. I feed them all in early mornings. I play gigs on the island of Martha's Vineyard, mostly benefits, like one soon for the West Tisbury library expansion. I have written a few short stories and I'm 400 pages into the first draft of a book.
My 2 sons inspire me: one a singer-songwriter (Willy Mason). The other is a drummer/artist and a director of animated films at Passion Pictures in New York/London (Sam Mason). Inspiring music: The Band, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams. Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong...(lots more) Writers: Flannery O'Connor, The TIn Drum, 100 Years of Solitude, David Foster Wallace, right now Richard Ford's Canada, Denis Johnson, Cynthia Ozick...(lots more) At this point basic life gets me pumped.
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