I graduated from Kansas State cum laude (yes, I studied a lot, but not as much as the summa cum laude and magna cum laude) in 1970. Fred and I married and returned to his home state of California to live.
Until they left for college, our home in California was the only home my two children ever knew. My daughter Amy graduated from New York University's Tisch School of Performing Arts and is following her heart's desire: choreographing, directing, and performing in musical theatre. She has always been what people call a "triple threat," talented as a dancer, singer, and actress. My son Cal graduated from Dartmouth. In a basketball family, we are proud Cal was co-captain of the Dartmouth basketball team and led the Ivy League in blocked shots! He is now attending Tuck School of Business for his Masters. After graduation, he'll return to work in New York City, a place he's grown to love.
I love California, but I miss the Kansas thunderstorms, the lightning, and the friendly people who drop by anytime of day just to say "hello."
Spending time with my family is my favorite activity. When I'm not writing or speaking at schools, I garden, practice yoga, line dance, go to movies, and take long walks with friends.
I love to travel and explore faraway places. You can see some of the places I've visited on my Earth's Voices blog.