I was 0 when I first crossed the Styx onto this glaring planet and I tend to doubt that anyone asked me for my opinion, then. I am told that I was top-heavy from the start. As the youngest of three post WW-II children I had - they say - some advantages. I was preceded by "the" older sister and "the" older brother. And "they" (both Leo rising) haven't changed much.

The first word I am to have spoken was "No."

At the age of three I fell in love and I have stayed that way ever since.

First the girl on the other side of the sandbox; she got my prettiest sand cakes and was inundated with all the daisies I could find. At 12, the woman across the street - she wanted no sand cakes and the variety of flowers grew.

At 16, I went across to the other side of the city for love, and then, for love, to another other side of the same city, Munich. And at 22 I crossed the Atlantic for the first time. For love.

What makes me tick?

It is L O V E and it is A R T.

Music, first absolutely (tunnel visioned - in hindsight) classical, but lucky to meet and work with the greatest.  Then I met "the voice" as Leonard Bernstein called her, less classical but still "the one and only" and a standard for all to follow. But that is another story - that of a novel yet to be published, and a film, yet to be made:


Also check the Youtube Video which shows why I believe Helen Mirren is perfect to star as Greta Keller in CHANTEUSE the Movie.

Since the early 1980's my life was devoted, aside from intermittent spurts of painting and music, to the arts of writing, translating, and the healing arts. Natural medicine  also was focus of  my writing, until 2001. Since 2004 or so, playwrighting "has discovered me". and has had me in its grip severely for the past 2-3 years.

Go to  for more on that.

Happy End

what can I say?

for the moment, I am a bit speechless.
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