About Me

+Border-crosser from way back.

+Poetry lover.

+Aiming for equanimity.

+Collector of unlikely stories.

+My own unlikely story: college dropout & Berkeley Ph.D.

+27+ 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.