Hello! I am Ruth Hochman. Thanks for stopping by. My birth name was Diana [no middle name]. I always loved my name, Diana, and still do, but my life path and name, Ruth, came to me in a dream in 1993 with a figure called 'Rus'. I have called myself a writer for years, as I have spent the better part of my life writing, since I was a child really. In July 1995 I began exploring the craft of writing in a very serious way, and never stopped until June 2019. Writing was more of a hobby than a career because I never earned a living as a writer, but it was a hobby that was driven by an inner need to explore the interior landscape of my psyche. Due to a host of circumstances, all unforeseen, I decided to drop my writing hobby and pursue other interests with my time and life. I also no longer use social media, as I find that social media is a very alienating medium that actually separates people from meaningful human interaction and substantive relationships. Anything shallow is a bore to me. Going forward, I will use my blog as my 'social media' outlet, though I expect to post sparingly and to keep private things private. I am so not into the whole 'hacking and tracking' craze of the 21st century. I happen to be a Scorpio who cherishes and values my privacy above all else. I no longer have anything to say about politics. It's the same BS being played out since time immemorial. King Solomon said it best, "There is nothing new under the Sun... and, to the making of many books there is no end." Makes me think that all the Great Books have already been written. No one offers anything new, thus, the rest is 'merely commentary'. Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results." I think personal redemption is what matters in this life. Balance is best in every area of life. To that end, I hope to focus on the healing arts and modalities for wellness going forward--yoga, meditation, healthy eating. I love the arts & culture. What else? My blog is not the official blog for the ruthhochman.com website. Enjoy the journey... live life well. XOXO
A few of my favorite things are music, rainy days, thunderstorms, the ocean, barefoot walks along the seashore, good sleep, and great conversations.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” - Edgar Allan Poe