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I was born in Montrose Colorado, joined the Woman's Army Corp to put myself through school.  I married, bounced around the world, came to Ga for graduate school and got divorced.  I live in a great neighborhood with two cats. I paddle, knit and sing and play the fiddle. I have a guitar. I'm still teaching. Some days I love it.  NCLB is waging war on education and some times I think it's winning.  http://watermusic-theartofbeinghuman.blogspot.com/

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How did you get to where you are now?

One step at a time, sometimes with confidence, sometimes with trembling fear but always with determination and faith.

How do you see yourself differently now than you did 10 years ago?

I am more  resilient and have more confidence. I think I'm attractive in  a way I never did when I was younger. I trust my instincts more, even when they don't seem to make sense. I know that the only thing in life that is certain is change and don't take things so to heart.  I'm less likely to put up with bullshit  hoping it will get better. 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Deeply peaceful, involved in my community, financially secure.  I am healthy and active and am in a loving relationship with a good man. I paddle often and sing more. I am respected in my profession and confident. My life is better than I ever imagined it to be. 

a postcard to my younger self

One day you will be  sitting in a jazz club in Atlanta wearing a short flirty dress and cowboys boots, drinking a campari and  soda with an adventure photographer from New Zealand and wonder how a girl from the wrong side of the tracks in  a small town in Colorado got there. Life is a mystery. Trust your instincts and your passions.  

my role models

Mother Theresa and Joan of Arc, which explains so much.

my posts

Eddy Out

The last time I paddled the Tellico River in Tennessee it was cold and rainy. The river level kept rising until it was right at my ceiling. The last drop is…

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One Word Resolution.

Here’s to happy endings and new beginnings. Fresh starts, what’s not to love. We reflect back and look forward and set goals. Only this year I’m not doing that.

This year…

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Standing Still to Not Know

I have spent the week hanging out, listening to hours of music, lingering in bed, seeing friends, and doing some soul searching. I’ve wrestled with angels this week. I’ve had wonderful meals,…

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Spiritual Wounds & 9 Year Old Philosophers

Without thinking I asked, “What is a spiritual wound?” I didn't expect very much from the question. They were only fourth graders after all, average, squirmy ready for the day to end fourth graders. They’re not even one of my best classes. The question wasn't even out of my mouth when their hands shot up.read more »

3 D Cell Batteries and a Pair of Shoes Later

Maybe you are tolerating something you should walk away from,or there's that one thing you know you should be doing that you aren't. Let today be the day you stop denying yourself what you most want because you don’t believe you deserve it.read more »

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