I love academia, gardening and filling up my home with students, educators, and interesting people who would make great characters in a novel. Currently I am teaching Ancient Hebrew and ESL at the University of Utah, as well as Biblical Hebrew in my home. I like storybook houses at least a hundred years old, neighborhoods with big old trees, chocolate, flowers, and friendly animals. I love to hike beautiful trails, read stimulating books, go to lectures, museums and adventure movies. Most of all, I enjoy listening to life-stories of those I meet for the first time. My great joy is my 25-year-old daughter, a golden girl who lives in Seattle.