About Me

Ellen Keim
Ellen Keim

Ten things about me (not in order of importance):

  • I am a writer.
  • I read all the time.
  • I live in the inner city.
  • I earned my bachelor’s degree when I was 53.
  • I work in a library.
  • I have four daughters, two granddaughters and six ¬†grandsons.
  • I am married to a German citizen I met on the Internet.
  • I am fourteen years older than my husband.
  • I used to be married to a minister.
  • I became a feminist when I was 19 (in 1971), making me a Second Wave feminist.

It’s hard for me to believe but I’ve been around for over half a century. Born only seven years after the end of World War II, I’ve lived through the Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation Movements, the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King (as well as John Lennon), the Korean and Vietnam wars, Watergate and the resignation of a President, the first venture into space and the first walk on the moon, Marilyn Monroe and Twiggy, the fall of the USSR and the Berlin Wall, the advent of the Internet and the personal computer (not to mention DVDs and cell phones)—well, you get the drift.

I like to think that I’ve learned a few things along the way, things that inform the way I see the world and process information. I hope to incorporate my experiences and whatever wisdom I possess into the content of this blog.

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