Isn’t is weird how you sort of blank out when you have to write something directly about yourself. Who am I? Okay, I am virtualchristine, a 51 year old Los Angeles native, probably a high school grad( they were complicated times. I actually remember when the Crips formed.) mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend, lover of literature and long walks through the city or countryside.
After a not completely misspent youth, I lived here and there in Europe , winding up in Berlin 3 months before the wall came down. I have been here ever since. I have worked as a nurses aide for the elderly, as well as caring for mentally handicapped children and adults, a cleaning woman, nanny, English tutor, classroom craft lady, street vendor, building super, organic agricultural worker…and probably a few other things I just can’t remember. Although my lack of formal education can be bothersome, I am happy and honored to have spent most of my life serving others. My favorite job has been the Mom gig.