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About Me
I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I was born and where I grew up. I am a Townie.  My husband and I have an amazing son who loves math and is a great swimmer, baseball, basketball, chess and piano player.  We have three precious dogs.  One came home with me from Nepal in 2009, one is perhaps from Mexico (rescued in Chicago by Sasha Farm in 2016), and one (70 lbs) came to us from relatives in 2021.  When home with my loving family and animals, I spend time watching the wildlife outside the large windows facing our back woods.  When not distracted by squirrels and deer, I strive to type up 30-plus years of handwritten travel journals while also drawing, making earrings and making dinner. As a day job, I enjoy guiding adventure trips to Nepal, Peru and other parts of the world.  I also welcome guests at my short-term, vacation-rental home near downtown Ann Arbor.  My drawings and travel photography (among other things!) are part of the Everything's Artwork Collection there.

More about me here

Ann Arbor:
The Himalayan Lodge
& Everything's Artwork Gallery

Travel the world:
Of Global Interest Adventure Travel
Nepal & Peru

Play the bells in the tower at Kerrytown:
The Kerrytown Chime is a 7-ton, world-class instrument, a small bell tower, open for the public to play!  It's easy and fun for all ages. Play by number!  Saturdays 10:30am, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12-noon.
Chime Master & Kerrytown Ambassador


Quotes that speak to me:

“Let them call it mischief:  When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.”

Ben Johnson

“If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.”

Katharine Hepburn

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

Jennifer Lee

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” 
Oprah Winfrey

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."

George Eliot

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

Albert Einstein

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize

how close they were to success when they gave up." 

Thomas Edison

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."

Babe Ruth

"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai

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