Principal of my own firm. Taken the 'road less traveled' following college and continue to explore new horizons where they appear. First generation child born & raised in the midwest USA with all the attendant values & outlook that implies. Forever curious intellectually, unopposed to risk, hard work. Athletic & inclined to physical exertion. Inspired by good design, clever ideas, music, art, horses & the song of crickets. Fond of communicating with people, observing places, events & politics. Find humor & intellect sexy, self-absorption horrid. Adore my family, cherish my friends. Heros: My father who fought in Burma in WWll, my mother who raised three teachers & one rebel, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Churchill.
Preserving nature and natural resources & teaching children to wonder.
What inspires you or makes you laugh, what opens your heart.
Dancing, cooking, baking, photography, folk art
From the ages of 3 -12 my childhood held magic. Our mother chased us out of the house 'to play'. We adventured all over the neighborhood, walked or biked everywhere, played street games until well past dark. 14 houses with 56 kids, it was a political romp. We learned to nurture, fight and work out our grievances. Exploring the tiny world at our feet, the river running past, the trees over our heads gave us imaginations that soared with the wind, slept with soft rains, cleansed our lungs & invigorated our minds with sunshine and cold winters. TV was new and adult themes were boring. Painting or drawing, reading, dancing, music, making up stories and acting them out occupied our time. Assisting with household chores was expected and varying levels of responsibility was earned. School was exciting, serious, important. Liberated we were off to our adventures again. Wonder & freedom to explore, gifts of childhood that last a lifetime.
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