Gay Haubner shares the tale of her first communion and being pitched into existential despair by strict nuns. More
About: Gay Haubner
Growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, set the blueprint for my life. The freedom to spend hours lost in a book, and the amazing teachers who encouraged me outward, put me on a path that led to writing jobs at national magazines, global ad agencies, fancy corporations, and a small non-profit that provided art programs for an impoverished New York City school system. Living in a small, isolated town, where conformity was the highest virtue, created in me a desire to experience other ways of living, which led me to Manhattan, where I met my husband, raised two kids in a two-bedroom apartment in the East Village, and still think of as home. The lakes and rivers of Minnesota, the challenge of winter, and the short-lived glory of summer gave me a love of nature, which I indulge every day of my retirement in the little village of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, a town without a single stop light, elevator, or gas station.
Gay Haubner recalls the details of elementary school life, including Christmas concerts, the horrors of phys ed, and tuna noodle casserole on Fridays. More
Gay Haubner writes of growing up in Duluth, including picking berries, skating on homemade ice rinks, and exploring Congdon Creek. More
In chapter 3 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner shares making the trip to Aberdeen, South Dakota, every summer to visit her grandparents. More
In chapter 2 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner recalls her Minnesotan upbringing, including starting kindergarten, watching The Bozo Show, and visiting her grandparents in More
In chapter 1 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner shares charming stories from her childhood in Minnesota. More