English as a Second Language teacher to adults in the Salinas, California area 30 years. retired.
Author of book designed to educate consumers about buying gems and jewelry at a time when chemical, irradiation and other treatments and developments make it difficult to know what one is buying, 2010
Contra, English Country, swing and international folk dancing keep me moving.
Like to sing and listen at music pot lucks and camps.
Lived in Colombia all of 1977.
Traveled to France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Tahiti. Lived in New Jersey, Connecticut, now California
Peace and justice activist 1969-1073.
Areas of Expertise
gemstones, consumer advocacy, Adult Education and Training, Jewelry Design, Writing, Gardening-flowers/veggies, Laughter Yoga
An idea worth spreading
1. Laughter yoga as developed by Mandan Kataria of India show that laughter can come from action and intention and does not rely on feelings or thoughts.
2. The hand and the brain have been in a developmental embrace of dance, so that they have grown and improved together to increase intelligence in humans. Doing has pushed thinking; thinking results in doing.
3. What has been proven to work in education and shown to fail.
I'm passionate about
Dancing and singing and music as joyful activities, educating, the beauty of life, urban vegetable and fruit tree gardens, spreading laughter as a way to relieve tension and find inner peace.
Talk to me about
How to talk to people with set beliefs so that they may reevaluate those beliefs. Some of my friends believe in fantastic things like healing through moving hands over parts of the body. Help!
People don't know I'm good at
Writing. Just published a book, Enhanced, Plated, Irradiated and Lab Created: What Jewelry Vendors Don't Want You to Know. It's available as a download on PayLoadz.com. Searchable by title.
My TED story
A Facebook friend posted a Ted talk. I have been eager for such information and ideas.