CAROL E. R. COLLINS
The pattern of my life is like a crazy quilt, with various patches of interests and endeavors forming a unique whole:
One set of patches falls into writings: dissertation, literary criticism, essays, children’s book reviews, short stories, poetry, plus lyrics and dialog for a musical play
A second set of patches falls into musical experience: singing in small and large choral groups, including musicals and operas; composing songs for a musical play
Another set of patches falls into a foreign language group: studying, translating, and singing languages—including Italian, German, French, Latin, and Ancient Greek—both domestically and abroad
A final set of patches includes financial matters: management of a financial planning company and of a proofreading group at a financial management company
These patches are stitched together by the spidery or vine-like growth of my life as I travel between Baltimore, Maryland, and Berkeley, California. The work, Baltimore Crazy Quilt: An Opera-esque Musical, is currently in the forefront of my artistic creation. Details on this appliquéd patch, as well as the other underlying patches, are provided in the drop-down menus on this site.