I'm told I'm kind, intelligent, and fun. I'm lucky to have many different friends who have been wonderfully supportive, and I think I'm a good friend, too.
One of the most profound experiences of my life has been being a parent. Before my daughters were born, I never realized how intensely I could love, how much I could worry, how patient I could be, how much fun I could have.
I've had a comfortable life and just wish more people in the world could be as lucky. Teaching in suburban public schools gave me the experience, though somewhat limited, of seeing the haves and the have-nots of our society. I value compassion and doing my part to heal the world.
After finding out I taught junior high English for 28 years, I've often heard, "What!! Are you crazy?" or "You must be a saint!" Neither, actually. I loved teaching all levels from 7th graders through graduate level university students, though I'm glad I taught the 8th graders when I was in my 20's and not my 50's. They're energetic little people.
I like watching football, but have been, I confess, a fair weather fan of the Vikings over the last decade or so. You can see in my photos a picture of me as a Vikings cheerleader back in 1966. People are so impressed when they hear I did that until I tell them how blasted cold the old Met Stadium was and that we were high school girls wearing wool sweaters, skirts, and go-go boots. Those rumors about me and Fran Tarkenton are simply not true :-)