Chapter 1: Beginnings


Things you need to know about me so you’ll understand what propelled me later on.  My nomadic suburban childhood, my bleeding-heart tendencies, romantic failures and successes.  That cliche about how “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”?   That gets covered, too.

1.a    Greetings from another century 
1.b    High hopes and stumbles  
1.c    Transitions  
1.d    Surviving
1.e    A Brush with the Numinous
1.f    Crisis
1.g    Something New
1.h   Confirmations