Hello, I am an elementary school teacher with three grown children. I remarried last year. I have lived in Detroit most of my life, but I did spend three years living in Beijing, which was a life-changing experience. Outside of that, most of my travel consists of staying in cottages or bed and breakfasts in different parts of northern Michigan! My favorite season is SUMMER, since I am off work and able to catch up on household projects, time with friends and general relaxation. I recently joined a book club--favorite recent book is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Right now I'm reading Short NIghts of the Shadow Catcher, a biography of photographer Edward Curtis. I am looking forward to my first AIRBNB experience!