With the exception of 15 years in Hawaii, most of my life has been spent on the east coast of the USA. My family is here, but my favorite times are spent in Wyoming, Maine and Chester County, Pennsylvania. I hold two bachelor's degrees (that's good financial planning, isn't it?): one in British Literature (with a major in Shakespeare) and another in education (with a major in secondary ed). I have learned that kindness and courage are the salient character traits for a happy life. I'm older than dirt, but am young in attitude and heart.