Music

My mother is a piano and voice teacher, so we all learned to sing and play an instrument. (Mine was violin/fiddle.) 

I enjoy singing and writing lyrics and collaborating with other musicians. You can check those out on SoundCloud and Youtube (as well as other silliness.)

Other Interests

Languages

I'm a learned Spanish-speaker - Minor in Spanish. Lived/Studied in South America for a semester. I know a few words in French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Lakota and have an entire shelf devoted to language-learning.  

Travel - Domestic and International

I have a passport and I know how to use it!

I have traveled to Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, India, Mexico, and Spain. I enjoy a domestic road trip every now and again in the U.S. of A. I have even traveled overnight by train.

Horseback Riding

Many moons ago, I took lessons for years, was a cabin counselor at Ranch Camp at a YMCA summer camp, and I competed on my University's team for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. There is nothing like a good trail ride... or a gallop on the beach!

Walking/Picking Up Trash

Call it an overdeveloped sense of responsibility or just irritation at seeing trash on my neighborhood walks, but sometimes I take my 'Trash Wagon' with me. 

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."― Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax" 

CatMom

My writer-husband and I "parent" Bob and Shuri and they are great. 

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Tea Drinker

Check out my dad's loose leaf tea store:

The Tea Smith

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