I'm a 64-year-young mother of one fabulous 30 year old daughter. After 27 years of teaching high school and college English, I retired seven years ago, but continue to "work" as a volunteer mentor with first and second year public school teachers and university English Education professors. I enjoy gardening, traveling with my husband to whom I've been married for 42 years (Italy and Scotland rank high on our list), reading (Martha Grimes, M.C. Beaton and Anne Tyler are the best), baking (especially shortbread and scones), and watching Big-10 football (Go Northwestern!).