We love to travel and to be at home hosting folks who are travelling. Our recent adventures on Kauai, HI, taught us that life is all about sharing with others and finding great moments in every moment. We are healthy eaters and have a quiet home surrounded by greenery and birdsong. We love to laugh. We are loving, progressive Christians.
From Sheridan: I am the mother of three adult kids and the grandmother of four awesome grandkids and I love family. With AirBnB, I enjoy watching strangers become family.
Over the past 35 years I have made a living writing about people -- collecting their best stories and retelling them in the most compelling manner possible. In my own way I hope that I am also preserving history, one story at a time. Because every story I collect from one person's life is a piece of history previously unknown, unrecorded.
In this way, I am utterly fulfilled as a biographer.
I grew up in the Unitarian Universalist Church, converted to Catholicism when I married a Catholic, sat zazen for a few years, attended the Episcopalian church for awhile and now attend the Friends (Quaker) Meeting here in the Swannanoa Valley.
Like alot of people my age, I now am the matriarch of the family. My mother died in 2003, God rest her soul, and after that I became a hospice volunteer here for CarePartners. I took up playing the celtic harp and visited hospice patients in their homes and in facilities to play and sing a few songs. This was extremely important (volunteer) work for me because I wanted so much to give back in some way. I understood something about finding beauty amidst pain.
Hawaii made me swoon. I spent (phone number hidden) on the magical island of Kauai, Hawaii, in love with tropical island life. Wow! But ultimately I needed to be back in my little home here in Black Mountain, amidst the ancient granite Blue Ridge mountains.
You might enjoy perusing my book collection, which I have thinned down to some of the most unique books you will find. Conversation pieces if nothing else. We enjoy good conversation. Of course we love silence too, hence the quiet household when we do not have company. Both are necessary: companionship and solitude.