I am a retired teacher and an educational consultant. I also am an artist and co-author of a handbook for beginning and substitute teachers. I am an avid reader and like historical fiction, but also enjoy biographies. I am active in my community and part of a non-profit that raises money for scholarships. Traveling has always been important to me, and I've lived outside of the U.S. twice (Brazil and Guatemala), traveled extensively in Europe and recently went to (website hidden) and eating good food is definitely something I like to share. A variety of exercise is important to me, but dancing is my favorite social activity.Living next to the ocean is "food for my soul"!