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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

Wildish Way Women

I say a little prayer whenever I see a certain kind of little girl. I’m talking about the little girl who is being completely herself rather it’s wearing a pair of…

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Sound Bite Lives

A friend of mine is writing her memoir. Frankly, I’d would rather poke my eye out with a stick and run screaming into the woods. An honest story told with respect takes…

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I was preparing for a zombie apocalypse in a pretty serious way. Serious enough that I called Revel to ask him how he thought I should store the 100 gallons of…

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Let’s Be Honest

Emily, who is one of my favorite kids, walked into my room after school shaking her head. She had just gotten into trouble for lying and wanted someone to take her side.…

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The Gift of the Ordinary Moment

The greatest joys are in the small ordinary moments of our lives. It’s watching someone we love sleep, a cup of tea on a cold day, a thick mat when you…

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my comments

Response to: Day 1 of No Negativity Challenge / channeling Watermusic

Response to: Zombies

Response to: Zombies

Response to: Where's Your Walden?

Response to: Emotional abuse