About Me

+Southwesterner living in the South.

+Border-crosser from way back.

+Poetry lover.

+Collector of unlikely stories.

+My own unlikely story: High school dropout & Berkeley PhD

+Starting my 23rd year as an educator.

+Daughter of a veteran teacher.

+City roots by birth; farm-dweller by choice.

+Continually learning to play ‘Amazing Grace’ on the fiddle.

+Amateur gardener (mostly just planting & then letting it all go wild~my approach to many endeavors.)

+Addicted to turquoise.

+Accompanied by dogs in this life.

+Devoted to my horses.

+Also devoted to the idea that literacy is one sure path to a more just and humane world.