I am a fully integrated human, living a full life. I welcome you to witness my journey. I’ve been called an “Old Soul,” a “Beacon for the Future,” and an “Intrepid Adventurer.” I’ve always had the sense of myself as a leader since my name means “road to tomorrow” when taken literally.
I don’t care who someone loves, how they worship, the color of their skin or the land of their birth.
What I DO care about:
- How someone treats another who cannot hurt or help them,
- How someone speaks about another when that person is not around, and
- How someone treats me
- I value honesty, integrity, and honor
- I believe in educating people out of hate and substance abuse
- I believe in loving those who are most in pain, not punishing them
- I believe that hurt people will hurt people. We all need to love those who hurt the most so that they can stop hurting others and themselves.
- Politically, I believe in
- universal income
- higher education
- healthcare for all
- Politically, I believe in
- I believe that the two greatest forces for change in our lives are surrender and gratitude
I invite you to read a compendium of my beliefs on their dedicated page.
On the work front, I tend to write and teach. I’m either building a website; writing or editing a story; or writing a blog post on whatever catches my attention. I’m available for projects, so please use one of the links to the right to schedule your project today!
I keep my hands busy with crochet, sewing, and painting, or trying my hand at various other crafts like beading, weaing, basketmaking or bookbinding, as I find an interest. I still make some beaded jewelry. I usually have more than one project going at one time in any craft style.
I can’t seem to stop thinking, so I’ll probably keep at it for a while.
As a teacher, I lead classes at the Memorial Park Community Center in Johnson City as people request them. While I concentrate on MS Office classes, any computer class is fair game. I also teach internet security from the basics to keeping yourself safe online. While I can teach how to build websites, no one has yet requested that class.
Limit 9 persons per class. All classes $5/session unless otherwise marked.
Classes and Offerings – Where to Find Me:
I am not teaching at this time, and am without transportation. All contact must come to me via this website or Patreon. If you request me to come and speak, we will arrange it between us.
- Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters; Kathleen Ragan;
- In All Our Affairs: Making Crises Work for You; Alanon Family Groups
- Bastard Out of Carolina; Dorothy Allison
- Coming Home to Myself; Marion Woodman and Jill Mellick
- I’ve been re-reading the “Foundation” series by Isaac Asimov (completed)
- I just received the “Dark Tower” series by Stephen King
- A rotating book is in my e-reader utilizing the “Libby” app – from my local library
I just finished Jana DeLeon’s “Miss Fortune” series which was Wonderful! If you like off-beat and funny mysteries, Jana is your friend.
I’ve read books on the topics of feminism, mythology, language derivation, occult, spirituality, religion, archeology, and history. It is my belief that women’s historical stories are hidden in myths, fairytales and folktales, and unraveling those threads are a big part of my journey. Accordingly, my bibliography is quite extensive.
Along the way, I obtained a BA in Women’s Studies with a Minor in English. I also have a degree in Mathematics. I write and research regularly, and hope to produce a full “History of Patriarchy” in the future. If a person is interested in contributing to this work in any way, please use the contact form to let me know.
Of course, if you have other comments, please use the comment area, though I welcome your message in any form.
I am involved with several organizations and have many interests. During November, you will find me participating in NaNoWriMo, in front of my computer, writing furiously. The biggest challenge I face as a writer is turning off my inner editor and critic voices. Turning them off has allowed me to finish the stories that I start. I’ve been lucky enough to publish projects, and recently finished a fictional work.
When I read for pleasure, I tend to go for expansive space operas in the sci-fi genre, mystery stories with some comedy added, romance novels (with a plot besides marriage and sex as the goal) which feature more mature female lead characters, suspense, southern lit, and Appalachian lit. I also love family saga stories. I watch old moves, musicals, and sci-fi whenever I can, though I dislike dystopian, vampire and werewolf stories. I’m not interested in paranormal stories in any media.
I loved the Richard Bach series, got bored by Robert Ludlum and David Eddings, and Grissom is too gritty for me. I adore Jana DeLeon, Asimov, Moorcock, Stephen King, and many others. I’ll read a lot of stuff just because it’s in front of me
I no longer participate on Facebook. See my updated social media settings at the bottom of the page.
I’ve set up an ezine/newsletter for occasional updates and mailings. About once a month, there will be an email about happenings, once I have over 30 subscribers.
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Page updated 04/15/2019