22852110_544593732574821_2134940785314434331_nThis blog is the work of Oregon writer Antoinette Kennedy. She grew up in Eastern Oregon and at the age of 18 entered Our Lady of Angels convent in Portland. Her memoir, Far From Home, explores the choices that led her to a religious life and caused her to remain a nun for 24 years in a life to which she says she was “so ill-suited.” She has taught at the elementary, high school, and university levels and worked with Native American and homeless populations. She lives in Portland with her dog, Angel.