Those colorful butterflies of happiness flit around, fluttering up, drifting down, coming close, don’t look . . . or those wings of beauty will disappear. Then – suddenly – from an unexpected direction, one comes and Ands landsupon my shoulder.
Never did I consider the Phoenix New Times with its controversial approach. I haven’t seen any UFOs and I am not in the public eye. When I received an email from a New Times reporter I was very curious. I don’t consider it a big deal to graduate at the age of 88. I’m glad and proud and hope my action might show others that age or disability is not a barrier.
Shanna Hogan is author of three best-selling true-crime books, has a bunch of awards and teaches writing at ASU. After this discovery, I was even more curious. What could she do with someone who is not spectacular and doesn’t have a problem?
After meeting Shanna, I forgot my dismay and we talked writing and formed a bond. I suspect Shanna would instantly be a friend with any person on her radar but not many come into my radar to exchange autographed books. That was pure pleasure!
Here is her story about Mariam Cheshire: