1967 graduate of Pullman High School, Pullman, WA ~ USA
1972: BA in Fine Arts, Washington State University
1982: MS in Educational Counseling, Portland State University.
2017 — Starting my sixth year of retirement after thirty years as a high school counselor — loving everything except the current US Administration.
When I entered this phase of life called retirement, my goal was to become a human being instead of a human doing. That concept has been a useful guideline as I’ve made decisions over these years. Since doing is a necessary part of being, to separate them presents a conundrum — a puzzle I continue to explore. So far I’ve confirmed that asking myself what’s important right now — provides the best guidance.
Every day I express myself through various artistic joys including writing, photography, drawing, and landscape gardening. I strive to keep a balance in my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being through the activities I choose and the friendships I cultivate.
I love to read, cook, go on walks with my beagle, and enjoy a warm fire or quiet time by the pond with my husband of 48 years, Creighton.