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Occupation Massage Therapist, Writer
Location Southern Illinois, United States
Introduction The things I love to do probably mean nothing to you...unless you like to garden, pray, read, write, laugh, relax, travel, eat, volunteer, smile, hope...live.
Interests Prayer, meditation on God's Word and creation, gardening (especially with flowers and fruit), spending time with family, massage therapy, essential oils, reading classic English literature (I favor Renaissance and Victorian), writing short stories and some nonfiction, walking on the beach, hiking in southern Illinois, kayaking, trying new recipes, volunteering.
Favorite Movies What Lies Beneath, Rear Window, Vertigo, Fried Green Tomatoes, Mrs. Doubtfire, Milo and Otis, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Fracture (I've never seen Silence of the Lambs, but I think Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest actors of all time), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Forrest Gump, The Kite Runner.
Favorite Music My daughter's compositions, Beethoven's piano sonatas, Debussy's Claire de Lune, Joni Mitchell's early stuff, Margaret Becker, Vienna Teng, Simon and Garfunkel, Santana, Nickel Creek...
Favorite Books The Message, Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, Essential Oils Desk Reference, The Black Pearl, The Pearl, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Heart of Darkness, Obasan by Joy Kogawa, Beloved by Toni Morrison, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte's Web...

You've broken up with your old band and are about to release your first solo album. Please write the liner notes:

Here I play, not broken-hearted. I've left the band, and look what I've started. The music's all mine and so is the money. The band's hired a lawyer. Now that's not funny!