Hi, and welcome! Glad you stopped by! I am fortunate that life has allowed me to travel and live abroad, to experience a variety of cultures and indulge in art and history. I am neither a pessimist nor an optimist: I am a realist and see the world for all its beauty and suffering. My sense of humor ranges from dry and witty to acerbic and sarcastic. I am a huge animal lover and an animal activist, and I am probably the crazy redhead stopping traffic on Humphreys Blvd. to help the box turtles cross to the Wolf River! I'm trained as both a creative arts therapist (MA) and archaeologist (Dip.CA) with a focus on Celtic Archaeology. My nickname is TheShazz which I picked up when I lived in Ireland, A nd I'm really nOt that hard to Locate amongst the internet realm. I'm a bit of a homebody and enjoy quiet relaxation, pizza and a dvd just as much as taking in a concert, enjoying live music, attending the opera or even just getting outside to play on a nice day. I'm always happy to make a new friend, so feel free to say hello!