Vicki has worked as a bartender in a roll and roll bar, a Mayor's secretary, a legal assistant, a machine operator in a factory and a transporter of prisoners, among other jobs, so her experiences encompass a cross-section of people - the movers and shakers, the cops, courts and criminals, the well-off and the down and out; the farmers tied to one piece of earth by love of the land and the musicians who live a gypsy life for love of music.
These columns are reflections about a rural Hoosier county in all its guises. Nature and human nature, the celebrations of our history, the bonds of family, the generosity and the meanness. Vicki writes about her own struggles with life, warts and all.
Simply, Marking Time is about one person's effort to find beauty and love and laughter wherever it may be while also noting that there is darkness in the world as well.
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About the Author
She has worked at a variety of different jobs but her first love was always writing. She wrote a weekly column in her local paper (and still does) for over 20 years. She wrote a political column for King Features Syndicate for ten years. Her work has appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, McCalls and she wrote frequent columns for USA Today.
Three of her columns have appeared in college textbooks as examples of superior essay writing. One of her Newsweek essays, The View From $204 A Week, was voted best social commentary by the Indiana Presswoman's Association, then went on to win the national award as well. She was named Citizen of the Year by the Machinist's Union for her writing on labor issues.
Vicki has developed and taught many courses and workshops in writing.
She currently writes three blogs - one on politics, one on NASCAR and one on writing.