Who am I?

I have a name: Laurel Carrington (although up until I entered college I was known by my first name, Jane). I have geographic, racial, socio-economic, chronical, and gender identities: raised in New England, now living in Minnesota; white middle-class boomer woman. I used to be a history professor at a liberal arts college until I was forced to retire two years ago for health reasons. Now I am slowly finding my way.

This blog isn’t something I decided to write so much as it is the result of writing forming in my head, asking to be recorded. My composer husband has told me that the music in his head will leave him no choice but to write it down; just so with me. May it be of value to those who read it.

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