Two virtues I love passionately: humor and wisdom. Unexpected humor that makes you whoop and pound the table. Like a heat-seeking missile, I search out Funny and I search out Wise. When the two are combined in one place, I am like a fruit fly to compost.
Other favorites: fruit-picking, Cleveland, overnight train travel, friends who drop by, BBC mysteries, packs of laughing children, cities big and small, the global Christian church, and clotheslines. Yes, clotheslines.
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and then attended the University of Michigan where I majored in English, and wrote an honors thesis on John Milton’s Paradise Regained. A copy of this masterpiece will be furnished upon request. Prizes may be awarded to those who manage to read it, a feat not yet accomplished by my husband of 17 years.
I play the role of beleaguered mom to three daughters, one mid-sized mutt, and a pair of feline brothers.
Goetsch is pronounced “gaych,” by the way. It rhymes with the letter H.