About Maria Johnson

profileI suppose you came to this page in search of some fascinating tidbit about me: where I was born, where I live, do I drink diet soda.

In a nutshell, here’s my life. I was born in Cuba in the early 1960’s, at a time when, among other things, it was inconvenient to be Catholic AND have a conscience. My parents, lovers of freedom and no friend of the totalitarian regime still squashing human rights even as I type, came to the United States, as many do, in search of human dignity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

I attended school, played basketball, resented my siblings, and read to excess. Then I grew up.

These days I live nearĀ Atlanta with my husband and our silly mutt named Otis. Our three grown children are scattered near and far, but thanks to a ridiculous family text group, we stay close — a fun message is just fingertips away!

I no longer resent my siblings, but have been known to give the dog piercing looks. Oh, and I’m not a fan of diet soda. I figure, if I’m going to drink chemicals anyway, they might as well taste good.

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