I grew up in a loving, supportive, intellectually stimulating enviroment. This tradition has continued. I have learned to savor the joys in life and deal with life's challenges head on with my intellect, sense of humor and the strong support of others. I have learned to balance my professional life rehabilitating the physically disabled with my personal life. I enjoy good friends, cooking, traveling, collecting fiber art, the performing arts, reading non fiction, and the outdoors.