1. Born breached-- had to be different 2. Wore a mini-skirt to senior prom 3. Flowers in hair in San Francisco 4. Hitchhiked naked and studied Shakespeare's sonnets 5. Paris--Tried to drink like writers 6. Illinois--tried sobering up like secretaries 7. Fiction and Poetry Editor, Dialogue Magazine 8. First child at thirty-six; second forty. 9. Decade being lied to for living* 10 Following my bliss as freelance writer Author Notes *Working as certified substance abuse counselor, I used to tell my kids, "Don't lie to Mommy. Mommy gets lied to for a living." Indicating the amount of fabricating alcoholics and addicts in denial do.