I'm a retired college counselor/instructor, who worked long into my latter years. I am passionate about reading/studying, and the use of words. I love the English language, and strive to increase my vocabulary to its richest extent.
After retirement, I discovered a reading genre I had eschewed in my earlier life - Literature and history of the "Old West". It has been so invigorating to practice in my own little immersion program.
In conjunction with my "studies" I have added a new passion - coin collecting. I have acquired a rather nice eclectic collection - with emphasis on old American coinage. Presently, I am concentrating on one dollar coins, such as the Morgan and the "Peace" dollar. There is a huge body of information on coins, as I believe it is gaining in popularity, because of the economic downturn. For people with a lot of money, it is a safe place to invest - especially in gold coins, which is quite a ways outside my budgetary capabilities