+Southwesterner living in the South.
+Border-crosser from way back.
+Collector of unlikely stories.
+My own unlikely story: college dropout & Berkeley Ph.D.
+Starting my 25th year as an educator.
+Daughter of a veteran teacher.
+City roots by birth; farm-dweller by choice.
+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 horses.
+Also devoted to the idea that literacy is one sure path to a more just and humane world.