Judy holds a Ph.D. in adult learning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then a BA and an MA in English (Luther College and Winona State University). In recent years, she worked at Madison College and then taught at Edgewood College, both in Madison, WI until retirement in August 2018.
Please join us on WORT Radio’s Access Hour, September 18, 7-8pm, as we talk about the real-life experiences of bridging our many differences – age, race, prejudices – and discovering equally many similarities, as humans. The book release – through HenschelHAUS Publishing: Milwaukee — is being scheduled for October, 2023 at Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park St., Madison, WI.
Book cover and drawings by Phil Salamone.
Two women end up living together during the pandemic. One is an olding White woman, a retired academic who understands the world through books. One is a pregnant, homeless, Black teen, who understands the world through having lived on the streets.
Initially, both fight the forced connection.
As an impoverished child, Pascual Rodriguez overcame numerous challenges that helped construct the building blocks of perseverance by convincing himself that “this isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.”
The Author’s life had been a whirlwind journey, moving from one learning event to another. Diane, as a young child, experienced fun and happiness. She remembers those feelings of pain and suffering from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from the past.