I am Evelynn Starr, a 40-something journalist-turned-PR-hack, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I recently returned to the States after a 20-year stint overseas.

I’m definitely a dog-person (married to a cat-person) and my passions include speed, in all its forms. I’m a competitive inline skater, a hobby aviatrix, and will try out almost any sport at least once. I travel a lot too.

Jobwise, I’m currently navigating my way through the corporate minefield, sometimes more and sometimes less successfully. I’m really the last person who expected to see me end up in a glass cubicle and my attitude often reflects that. But the rent’s gotta be paid somehow.

Evelynn came to life in 2001 at the corner table of a dark and dingy sports tavern on 8th Avenue in New York City, over a hamburger and a beer. She is the incarnation of a good friend, a.k.a. “The Oracle.” It was 9/17 or so, and the City still smelled of smoke and felt like nuclear winter. Wide-eyed, shell-shocked New Yorkers were making pilgrimages downtown, to confirm for themselves that what they had seen on TV was real. The Oracle spent the evening trying to convince me that Evelynn’s star(r) was rising.

Four weeks after that exquisite hamburger, Evelynn Starr was walking around on the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, herself a bit shell-shocked, watching F-18s take off for missions over Afghanistan. (So hang on, how did I get here again?) And the rest, as they say, is history.

This blog doesn’t really have a dedicated theme. I started it in 2010 to get myself creatively writing again after a few years of  meandering in a more or less barren literary wilderness. In 2012 I abandoned it because I ran out of words. I have started over and hope it will once again be an outlet for the stuff that goes on in my head and the people, places and experiences that enrich my life; a way for me to practice putting words together again, out of which sentences and whole paragraphs… and maybe even entire stories will form. For only practice makes perfect.

Welcome to the world of Evelynn Starr. Hope you enjoy the ride.

One response

21 09 2010

Hi, nice to meet you !

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