I'm an American living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. My mother taught me the love of language and grammer. I love words that roll off my tongue and challenge me not to drool over others who might not know the words. I am a art collector, a former magazine publisher and a crafts person. I'm a newbie Buddhist, a singer and musician, a friend to many, a licensed massage therapist, a struggling writer, and an avid fan of the TV show Damages. I have an Eqyptian Mau cat rescued from a shelter. His name is Roo and he is the smartest, most curious, and most handsome cat I've ever known. I plan on living to be 112 years old, which gives me lots of time to learn new words and languages.