I was raised in CA and moved to the Northwest where I have lived half of my life. I work at a university where I have enjoyed many deep and lasting connections through my chosen profession. I like to read, write and occasionally putter in my perennial garden. I love colors and textures and I delight in finding bling in out of the way places (yard sales, second hand stores, street fairs, etc.)
My favorite country is Italy, although I also love traveling in England, France and Switzerland. I have also traveled in Asia and one day, I hope to make it to Thailand, as I want to learn how to cook larb, the authentic way.
My life motto is that I remain HOPEFUL as life is full of uncertainty. I remain GRATEFUL for all I have and those I have met. Each encounter is a small gift in learning not only about others, but about my own self-clarity.