I'm an ESL teacher in the public schools. I have been working with children in one way or another for 35 years. I am also the mother of a delightful 15 year old girl.
My partner, David, is a writer, copy editor, and book dealer among other things. We live separately so our time away together is very precious to us.
For fun I dance, read, make handmade books, earrings, and other crafty things. I have been studying drawing for over a year now. I am also a collector-- of unusual dice, vintage aprons, old quilts... I live in a little victorian house in Portland, with a big garden that always needs more attention than I can give it.
(PS I did not carve up that bench in the photo!)
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