Yosh Golden’s work on diverse subjects has sporadically appeared in the newsweekly Illinois Times. Over the years, Golden has been a Headstart teacher, lobbyist, bar manager, reporter (Chicago Daily Law Bulletin), university executive staff, public information officer, deputy director of business and finance, and data manager for an IT company. She currently owns a Springfield flower shop. Most of her writing – done very late at night when daily work demands disappear – has focused on family, which includes remarkable parents, ten siblings, three daughters, two grandchildren, a devoted spouse, and remembered ancestors. Several unpublished manuscripts, plus the sections that appear in this issue of TriQuarterly Online, are being compiled for a book-length publication.