I grew up in Wisconsin and on some level that will always be “home.” My family and some longtime friends are still there, but I’ve put down serious roots in Ohio. I’m eight years in my house and while it still needs a lot of work, it, too, is very much home.
I’ve belonged to and been active at four parishes over the course of my adult life, mostly in liturgical ministries. I’ve been educated by Dominicans and Jesuits and I’ve worked for the Congregation of the Holy Cross and now the Franciscans.
The choir director at my current parish has given me a strong preference for music from the Anglican tradition as well as the great Latin motets. But my musical tastes are many and varied and I have almost 50 genres on my iPod.
I’m a compulsive journaller. A dear friend once said that for me not journalling is like someone with high blood pressure not taking their medication. I think I have an inner computer geek who wants to explore the technical side of the whole blogging world, but mostly I welcome the opportunity to write.
When I’m not weaving words, I’m working with fiber (spinning, knitting, leearning to weave) and taking care of my tiny urban farm where I raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and satin angora rabbits. A friend once said that the difference between livestock and pets is determined by whether they sleep on the bed. My dogs are most definitely pets. In fact, they have their own daybed by the window.