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About me

Introduction I've been around since the birth of rock and roll. Went off to college to get a B.F.A. - married my high school sweetheart, love of my life, with whom I still live - Had a wonderful son, who taught me to climb, after teaching me to be a mother - got a graduate degree in education, taught classroom, tutored the three R's, taught art to elementary kids - I hope to keep active as long as I can.
Interests Defying gravity, via climbing, running, hiking, kayaking - reading, listening to friends
Favorite Movies Not really applicable. I've been mostly disappointed in movies most of my life.
Favorite Music The best radio station in the world that I've ever heard, KEXP, Seattle, World Music.
Favorite Books I started reading very early, probably about age 4, and the list of books I've read is so long, I've been able to start re-reading them lately. Recent favorites: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan, Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston, HUGE FAVORITE: Independent People, by Halldor Laxness - more later... Found Elizabeth Bowen, fiction and non-fiction, Re-read Melville's Moby Dick, Have read much of John Updike's fiction, some of his art criticism

If you could peer far enough into the night sky, you'd see a star in any direction you looked. When would you sleep?

As soon as possible, and all night!