What I’m doing with my life
Playing and working. I work three jobs; all of them are teaching in
some capacity. I teach middle school math and science, which I
love! Kids crack me up and delight me. I am always honored to be a
part of the "aha" moment. I love empowering kids to change their
corner of the world. My other jobs also involve teaching for online
colleges. I teach environmental science. I love to hike, walk,
kayak, explore, travel, read, swim, dance, do anything outdoors
with the dogs (3 German Shepherds) and most of all, spend time with
my son (21 years old) and my friends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read! Recently I've read What is the What, Day After
Night, The Snow Child, Little Bee, Born to Run, The Rebel Buddha,
The Botany of Desire, Enders Game.... Yep. I love to read! Some
favorite authors of mine are: Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, Toni
Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, Tom Robbins, and Kurt Vonnegut.
I love many kinds of music. I enjoy classical, jazz, blues, classic
rock and roll, some metal (though my interest has waned in this
genre overall, I still love it some days), and world music.
I love to watch a good movie. The Cohen Brothers guarantee I'll
have to watch it. I love foreign films, action films, old movies,
and great comedies. I'm not a huge fan of romantic films.
I'll try about anything, and that includes food. I especially love
dimsum, Chinese food in general, Japanese, Indian, Thai and Greek
The six things I could never do without
My son, dogs, books, good health, friends, and the great outdoors.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mostly I spend a lot of time wondering... wondering about wandering
and traveling the world or my neck of the woods. Can I climb up to
that saddle on my topo map, or is it as steep as it looked last
time I was up that way? How many species of hummingbirds are at my
feeder right now, and why is there a rufous? It shouldn't be here
(?) How did I get this (peaceful) life? I try to spend some time
every day thinking about nothing at all. Yep... that was not a
question I should have answered.