I am a former high school psychology teacher that recently retired to beautiful Sedona, Arizona. I am a new author and have completed my first manuscript and will begin to pitch my book to literary agents via query very soon.
A Delicate Balance
Born at 6:26 am on October 11, 1963, this put me roughly in the middle of the seventh sign of the Zodiac circle, Libra. The symbol for this astrological sign is scales. The only inanimate object symbol from the Zodiac, it can be interpreted to mean both a measurement instrument and a symbol of justice, “the scales of justice” if you will.
My dad, Tony Sullivan Sr., hung out at Revere Beach bars every day he wasn’t working and every single night of the year. Unless, of course, he was in bed or on the couch suffering from debilitating clinical depression. Tony Sr. grew up in Revere, Massachusetts, a north shore suburb of Boston, during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Revere was a working-class city back then. Nowadays, most of Revere, especially near the beautiful beachfront, had been gentrified by new money. The condos went up in the 1990’s and dominate the beach skyline today. The only parts of the beach that looked like the “old days of the 70’s, in the 90’s, were the bars that dotted the landscape.