|Location||Massachusetts, United States|
|Introduction||I’m a Mom, a Person of Faith and a Counselor. In college I got in with a crowd that was deistic at best; I went to a Catholic college, but they didn’t require Mass, so I stopped going. Then my son was born - and I realized that my life was missing something significant - God. A few years later my grandfather had a stroke. Yet, during the next 2 years my son and I had many blessings. I remember my grandfather’s joy at seeing "the boy" - my son. He tried to teach me to polka. I took him to Mass - when I hadn't been to myself in years. I was afraid to go to Confession for a long time, so I would miss Communion - and sometimes I remember crying. I finally went at Easter, and the priest was so kind! My son is 20 now, and looking for work - he's tall, needs a haircut, and plays video games all day! He wants to be guidance counselor "when he grows up". I am a licensed as a social worker - for years I worked mostly with mentally and physically handicapped individuals. I was an outreach counselor - mostly with children. For 7 years I worked doing the emergency psych evaluations at the ER. Since summer 2009 I've worked as a clinician at a substance abuse clinic.|
|Interests||Praying, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Reading, art, religion, Christianity, Catholic theology, Catholicism, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, saints, kids, psychology, social work, making rosaries, walking, mountains, beaches, science, astronomy, role-playing games|
|Favorite Movies||The Chronicles of Narnia, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Serenity, Stargate, Roman Holiday, An Affair to Remember, The Frisco Kid, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Wizard of Oz, Bladerunner, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Batman Begins, Pirates of the Carribbean, St. Francis of Assisi, Song of Bernadette, Come Fill the Cup, The Passion of the Christ, King of Kings, The 10 Comandments, Superman|
|Favorite Music||Rock, Gregorian Chant, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rush, Creed, Scott Stapp, Van Halen, the Chieftans, and my son whistling|
|Favorite Books||C.S. Lewis, Francis of Assisi, Louis de Wohl, St. Augustine, Imitation of Christ, Lord of the Rings, the Dragonrider's of Pern, the Darkover series, Asimov, Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, T.H. White's "Once & Future King", Chronicals of Narnia, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe|
The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
I love squishing mud between my toes! I guess I'd make a good frog! LOL