Hi! I’m Mary Lou.

When Mrs Tighe asked us fourth graders what we wanted to be when we grew up, back in the 1970s, the girls said “teacher!” and the boys said “firefighter!” I said I wanted to be a writer. Half a century later, I look back on decades of professional writing and forward to sharing my creative nonfiction. If you are interested in the way politics and policy manifest in one gay family, this blog may be for you.