About Pamela

I have been traveling, gardening, writing, reading, and living an artful life for more years than I can count and have enjoyed it all — well, most of it anyway.29093_126860173997183_4871898_n

I live with my retired university professor/writer husband, John and our family of living and breathing cats (not to confuse these with my family of  made-by-hand stuffed WhackyCats!).  In 2009 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and for the last 5 years I have been participating in the PPMI clinical trial. I have spend much time sewing, painting and doing lots of creative arts which are said to help improve symptoms of the disease. I also love gardening, reclaiming attic stores and garage sale finds, recycling old objects to new uses.  I prowl the local Goodwill stores and yard sales for discarded treasures, alongside my daughter, Amy, who inherited both the art gene and the second-hand shopper gene.

DSCF5898After many years working at a fine arts center as Director of Public Relations and Marketing, I decided in 2015 to give up my days of designing programs, ads, posters, press releases and other copy and I quit my job. It was a difficult decision because my job was more fun than work. But as those who have had experience with Parkinson’s Disease understand, maintaining a strict daily work routine had become difficult. Always one to make the best of any situation however, I have spent these many months adjusting to a life at home. As I look for things to do to keep me busy, I’ve made lots of new discoveries. Life, at any age, has its adventures!15578753_10154405490374055_8138841783170509551_n (1)

3 thoughts on “About Pamela”

  1. This is a great “about” page Pamela. We are sorry to hear of your health challenges. We are happy you decided to move forward to the next chapter of your life from your job. Isn’t retirement absolutely awesome. Did the 39 years career stint with joy but knew without doubt God was letting me know my work was done and time to move on. That was 3 years ago and wow what a journey He has laid out for this chapter. It’s gonna be fun journeying along with you as you discover new things about yourself, the world and share it with the world. As we always say with truth it is always joy to see the world through others eyes and words and we look forward to seeing it through yours.


    1. Not sure how I only now found this comment. Thanks for your kind words. Retirement certainly is a new life. And a fun one. My biggest challenge right now is typing so I’m trying to teach myself to use voice recognition software. It’s amazing but confusing too!

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