I laugh at my own jokes. I hug trees. A dork lives in my head and often speaks through me-I take no responsibility for this. I eat tofu. I dance, but only when no one is looking. I am rebellious by nature, because unfairness really pisses me off. I am not as brave as people think. I have never met a person I couldn't either like or feel very, very sorry for-but not both at the same time. I have been loved my whole life, probably more than I deserve sometimes but not always in the ways I wanted. I am smart-I try not to be arrogant about that, but sometimes I am. I love kids and puppies, but I like them best when I can leave before the clean up begins. I am a believer in: fairies, God, aliens, magic, soul-mates, dragons, love, and hope--I don't need proof. Sometimes I pick up hitchhikers. I read, and read, and read. Without sunshine, I am useless. Lots and lots of things make me happy and I say so. I am writing a book- the dream is to get it published and not have to go back to teaching or some other 'job.' I'm realistic; for nearly everything I do I have back-up plans A-Q.