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 16 year old girl.
My partner, David Abel, is a poet, writer, copy editor and used book dealer among other things. We live separately so our time 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 several years. 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. David, Ella and I all love to travel.