Hello! I am Ruth Hochman. Thanks for stopping by! Three of my hobbies are painting, photography and poetry.Writing is my passion. I started writing poems 27 years ago with my first poem, 'Who Am I' in 1993. In July 1995 I started a collection of 73 poems I wrote in six weeks called The Sound of a Malady. Three years later in 1998, I completed another collection of 73 poems called, The Whisper of Madness. I have written about 30 more poems since that time. I got into photography in 2005 when I was in Israel where I took hundreds of photos.
Painting is my latest hobby. After thinking about painting all of last year, I finally painted my first painting in August 2019. Real life inspires all of my artwork. And the majority of my artwork is semi-autobiographical, from my poetry to prose.
I started my first of many blogs on blogger.com in 2005. In 2008, a battle buddy from the Army recommended a self-publishing venue called CreateSpace that I might use to publish some of my writings. By 2012 I self-published 15 books, many comprised of blog posts. Three of the self-published books were children's stories, also inspired by real life. I took my self-publications off the shelf in 2014.
In October 2019 I began working on a novel called, The Myth of the Ruling Class. It is every bit roman à clef, and a proletarian novel. I have never written a project of this length before. Who knew writing a book was so hard. I am reminded of a quote by one of my favorite authors Barbara Tuchman, "Research is endlessly seductive, but writing is very hard work." I hope to share my novel in 2020!
My favorite things are music, movies, reading, rainy days, thunderstorms, the ocean, barefoot walks along the seashore, good sleep, great conversations, nice people, saunas, yoga, hot soup, laughter, humor, health, and happiness.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” - Edgar Allan Poe
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