1. Why I started writing.

Facing surgery to remove a brain tumor in February 2016, I started writing my family history from my grandfather’s daring escape from the Russian Army in Ukraine during World War I to my childhood growing up in mid-century Missouri memoir. After surviving the surgery, I kept writing, chronicling the rest of my life’s story, including my adult life in Sacramento, where I raised a family and began a long career as an attorney for the nation’s most progressive electric utility and a civic leader for “America’s Most Livable City.”

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