I am a teacher, an avid reader, writer, budding photographer, hiker, and ecologist. I am a life-long learner with a passion for literacy, the environment, history, gardening, botany, antiques, and animals. I love stories. I love 'quirky.' I am always seeking that small, teachable moment. I am also one of "those" grandmothers with an endless supply of cute grandchildren pictures available at a moment's notice.