Born in 1946, living my dream life---homestead in the country ...hard work involved is part of the dream--keeps me active, the locale feeds my spirit and the hard work does too. I've been a VISTA, a civil rights worker, have a degree in psychology, worked HR for 9.5 years but have done everything from renting bicycles in Waikiki to food service (in both 'greasy spoon' diners and finer restaurants) to construction helper. Mother of 3, grandmother to 1 (so far). Read, write (poetry and personal essay) and take photos. Also 'repurpose' objects that have outlived their original use.