I am a writer, writing and traveling, slowly, around the world. I am hoping to meet lots of people and have great conversations and laughs along the way. There are so many things I'd like to explore - weaving, languages, history, architecture and more. Oh, and food! I'm a retired chef and active foodie. I love learning about different cuisines. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of my favorite authors and Cinema Paradise one of my favorite films. My favorite place is the place I am in. I am a fan of children and dogs because they are open and honest and many other things I strive to be. Joy is my favorite word. laissez les bons temps rouler!