Thanks for checking out my blog! Ever since I could read, I wanted to be a writer, but one day I became a pastor instead. For many years it did feel like “instead.” I wrote sermons every week and that seemed to suck up every bit of my writing energy. I figured I’d get back to other writing when I retired. My midlife crisis consisted of deciding that I couldn’t wait for retirement to write. My first book, Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, was published in 2003 and my second book, Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, will be published by Abingdon Press on October 6, 2015. I also write occasional essays and have now decided to post writings on a blog. Thank you for reading this! I welcome your comments. Heidi
PS I continue to be a pastor, having moved from the Bronx to Manhattan where I serve Trinity Lutheran Church on West 100th Street. I’m also the executive director of Trinity Place, our shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. I live in a parsonage attached to the church with my husband, Gregorio, and our son, Hans, who is finishing college. Our daughter, Ana, is a special education teacher in Albany. Our two cats have figured out what’s up with the parrots. (see “Big Yellow Parrot vs Wild Goose”).