Really? Do I have to do this? This is the question I suck at: “Tell us a little about yourself.” Like there’s so much to say, right? Okay. I’m Lori. I’m old, but not ancient. That allows for a little crustiness and a cantankerousness that will be endearing in about 30 years, but is just annoying right now. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a friend. I would love to say that I’m world-weary but the truth is, I’ve never been anywhere. I have hopes and I have dreams and I also have Depression and Panic Disorder, so the latter two have pretty much fucked up the former two. I’m a writer who wants to write, but who has been sidetracked in her efforts by life. Well, life needs to get the hell out of the way because I NEED TO DO THIS. And maybe, as I crawl out of my little corner and speak my mind, I can inspire others like me to kick life in the ass, too. Wouldn’t that be cool?