As Madonna pondered in the 90s, who’s that girl? Happy that you and she asked.

I’m a writer working on flash creative nonfiction, a Dad memoir, essays, and more.

I’m also a choir member who sings all day long, an amateur photographer trying to capture fleeting moments, and a introverted conversationalist (deep conversations with a limited few). I love to laugh and make others laugh, too. I’m a tea drinker, stationery aficionado, and annual Back to School shopper. I love Swingline staplers. I play piano and tambourine. I bake (boxed cakes mostly). I’m extremely organized and still use paper calendars. I take classes for fun. I’m a recently successful plant mom and chef. I love words and music (that’s quite the understatement). And I’m traveling more than I ever have, many a solo journey. I’m an introvert who speaks best through words on a page. If I’m not writing, or reading, you’re likely to find me at the ocean, waving, as one does. *Editor’s Note: traveling happened before the pandemic quarantine. Now I just travel from room to room.

I sometimes speak in short bursts on The Twitter @taraparay. Some of my pix will be found on Instagram @taraparaypix. Visit my blog and leave a comment, or feel free to drop me a line.

Thanks again for stopping by. Wishing you peace.