My family includes one fabulous son and lovely daughter-in-law, 2 adorable grandchildren, and my beautiful mother. All art forms have consumed my focus since birth, I think. Poetry captivated my heart before I could read: the lyrical poetic sound of verse. Travel and writing is the perfect combination for a creative, imagination and a spirit for adventure. After retiring from state education, I had a five year sabbatical in North Carolina Mountains, writing and publishing a children’s book ‘Miri’s Magic; currently working on a collection of poems for publishing; and in 2007, received the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.