I am an introvert but not shy, introspective but not egocentric, quiet unless I have something to say. I eschew idioms, although I do look before I leap, often find myself between a rock and a hard place, and believe fervently that blood is thicker than water. I am passionate about my children (aren’t we all?) who, along with my students, keep me going and give me a reason to get up in the morning. (Of course, my cat also gives me a reason to get up, but only to feed him).