I grew up in a small town in Michigan and loved playing tennis, riding my bike, skiing, doing anything I could in the water - sail, waterski, swim - it was all fun. When I wasn’t playing, I was reading. I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Psychology, and then I went to school again and earned a certificate to teach English; I believed that if we communicate clearly, the world will be at peace. I have been teaching at Mt. Abe, from which both our youngest children graduated, since 2004, first in the middle school and for the last ten years or so in the high school. The students I get to work with are fascinating, tender, precious people, and I feel very fortunate to spend good time with them. I love to read and write and to help others read and write so that we all understand each other better and work towards world peace. It might be that simple.