I was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1962. Growing up, my family moved around because my father was advancing in his career. I went to 4 different schools and lived in 5 different houses in my 3rd and 4th Grade year. We also moved in my 9th Grade year when I was 14. I learned to fit in wherever I went or I accepted it when I did not. My therapist says I’m adaptable. I learned to entertain myself by performing in my room in front of my mirror and dreaming about my future. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing life through my quirky lens. I have an English/Applied Communications degree. I’m a humorist because I’m not good at science and I’m a recovering alcoholic who likes to entertain or inspire.
The title “Swizzle Stick” comes from a friend who saw the term describing a person who can bring the unlikeliest of people or topics to together to make a great concoction-a swizzle stick.
My blog is a swizzle stick stirring information, inspiration, and a little sass.