+Border-crosser from way back.
+Aiming for equanimity.
+Collector of unlikely stories.
+My own unlikely story: college dropout & Berkeley Ph.D.
+26+ years working in public education.
+Angeleno daughter of a Latina mother & Southern father.
+City roots by birth; wide-sky dweller by choice & chance.
+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.