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Von Simeon

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in Colon, Panama
May 05, 1977

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Von Simeon is a lifelong artist, writing since age 3 and stage performing since age 4. Her first published work, at age 11, appeared in a national poetry magazine in Germany. Always the artist but also of scientific mind, Von earned a BBA in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods in 1999, and a MS in Community and Economic Development with a minor in Science, Technology, and Society in 2008.
She spent twenty-one years in public service, fulfilling roles for American military, federal, state and municipal governments, with in-between stints in information technology, fashion, and food service, just to keep the experiences fresh, deciding to retire in 2011 to focus on her deferred dream of publishing her works. Since then, Von
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Von Simeon Writer's block usually appears when I start to experience a lull in my environment - daily activities too routine, visiting with the same…moreWriter's block usually appears when I start to experience a lull in my environment - daily activities too routine, visiting with the same person/people too much, surroundings too comfortable. That's when I shake things up! Hop in the vehicle, hit the road, talk to strangers, hang out in unfamiliar places, and seek out the storytellers wherever I go. It could be a day trip, or a month long sojourn; whatever you need to do to get something fresh in your creative space. The worst thing an artist can do is be predictable.(less)
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Anybody who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included. – Karl Marx


Incidentally, Karl Marx and I share a birthday, May 5, born 159 years apart.



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