"History is fiction" - Maximilien Robespierre, 1793 History - dictionary definition: A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events. This journal is an exercise in history. It is, therefore, fiction.
I am one of a special generation: the last to be born and raised behind the Iron Curtain under Communism. I grew up believing one set of ideas, then got moved to the United States and discovered that everything I thought I knew was false and the exact opposite was true. I passionately disbelieve that any issue is clear-cut or self-evident; there is always another side. I also lived in Paris for a time, and have traveled all through Europe and much of the US. I have lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years, and I must confess that I still don't have a house with a really big door. ;)
I'm slightly obsessed with history, and love personal stories, whether conveyed through literature, television, art or music. I am told that I'm a great storyteller, and people are often captivated by my stories, yet I would be much more interested in hearing yours.
I am a director of development in the entertainment industry, which basically means that I work with writers and directors to make TV shows and films. I do academic editing as well, just because I love doing it (mostly humanities, social sciences and the arts) and I'm a really good editor. I don't consider myself a "writer," though I write a lot, every day. I try to be a great mom to two awesome little boys; and I volunteer for an organization called writegirl.org and for my Temple. I am an extremely liberal but actively practicing Jew. I love to explore my city or travel to others, I go to lots of cultural, academic and arts events, read stacks and stacks of scripts and long lists of books on my kindle, and watch incredible amounts of television. Some of this I do with wonderful close friends!