The Thinking Woman's Diary

About the Author...

Written: 8th Aug 2018  | Last Updated: 24th Feb 2019

Name: Ann

Born: 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Moved to: Sydney, Australia in 1962

Nationality: Australian

Marital status: Married 49 years

Family: 3 children, 6 grandchildren

Lives: Perth, Western Australia

Has also lived: Transvaal, South Africa; Quebec, Canada

Has travelled: Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Finland, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Russia, Norfolk Island, Tonga, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Canada, USA

Last trip: Denmark, Western Australia

Next trip: Melbourne; Sydney

Passions: Family – immediate & extended; being part of the grand scheme – nature, humanity, philosophy of existence; friendships; our dogs

Likes: Sailing, photography, books, music, films, theatre, dance, fine art, food & wine, writing, travelling, Aussie Rules football, snow sports, swimming, tennis, 20th century history, star-gazing

Dislikes: Arrogance, bullies, violence, drugs, dishonesty, intolerance, insincerity, plastic surgery junkies & media celebrity fixations

Hopes for: An accepting, generous, honest, more tolerant and enlightened Earth

Reading: One Summer 1927 by Bill Bryson

Listening to: summer sounds - cicadas, honeyeaters, bees, lorikeets, crickets