Resolutions for Civic Literacy
I will both limit and protest
gratuitous violence, especially in my DAILY
life. This includes movies, television, games, books and magazines.
I will consume less -
repairing and repurposing BEFORE I replace whenever possible.
organize, utilize and minimize my possessions.
I will actively resist stereotyping, marketing, reductionism,
emotionalism and ignorance. An opinion is NOT a fact. Unsubstantiated
opinion is NOT informed argument.
from my own values is more important than the opinions or expectations of
55 years old and currently
planning for retirement in less than 5 years. I am saving for the
down payment on a condo or townhouse and will begin that search
in about 2 years. This summer, my mom,
my sister and I celebrated birthdays with 13 days on the island of
Kauai. I celebrated my friend's birthday with her at Rockaway
Beach. I am also going to a few
concerts before I buckle down to pre-retirement austerity.
I traded in my 1995 Ford Mustang
convertible about 4 years ago and am driving a fully loaded 2013 Hyundai
Veloster. I am seeing more and more of them on the road and only
regret not waiting for the Turbo model. I also like their Santa Fe and Tucson models.
My knitting group on MeetUp:
Highway Knitters celebrated its 5-year anniversary this summer and
I am also moderator for a
Mountain Highway Crafters. I have volunteered at Vogue
Knitting Live (in Bellevue) where I manned the Market doors, dressed
runway models, staffed the registration desk, and provided assistance in
the Beginners Lounge. I've also attended various local knitting and
craft events, including yarn crawls, the yarn train, and festivals in
Tacoma and Monroe.
pagan and see the divine in Nature, but I'm more spiritual than religious. I was born
in Washington State and moved back home
in December 1999. I share my home with my partner
Ron, my cat Murphy, our black pug
Hershey and a small parrot.
co-worker's recommendation, I recently purchased a FitBit Charge device
and am trying to increase my activity and improve my health. The
current goal is 5,000 steps per day and once I'm consistently meeting
that, I'll push it to 10,000.
I got my IT
certifications: MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician)
and CompTIA Security+. I completed bootcamp for MS
Windows 7. I am currently enrolled for an aromatherapy
certification and still thinking of either auditing or
enrolling in a Master's
program with when I retire. I
have a Reiki certification and was
certified as an Adult Literacy Tutor by TALC. I also enjoy all my
tech toys and bade Sprint farewell and moved to
Republic Wireless (phones)
2 years ago, but will be leaving soon to consolidate my smartphone and
Verizon hotspot on T-Mobile.
Note: I have four tattoos (water,
earth, air and fire) - click here for pictures of all four!
I am now toying with the idea of a back piece, perhaps the Millennium
Gaia. I highly recommend Brian
(owner) or the other artists at the Tattoo Machine in
Puyallup, WA. (Note: I just found out that Brian is still in
business and the "itch" for something new has started.
But first comes retouching the ones I have!)