I grew up in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains in Knoxville, Tennessee and spent much of my childhood barefoot and riding horses with my dad, or singing around the piano while my mother played.
After attending the University of Tennessee as an English major, I settled in Dallas, helped raise two daughters and worked in various non-profits.
My favorite thing these days is hanging out with my three grandchildren, ages five, five and three. I love working in the garden, writing, reading history, philosophy and theology, and traveling [budget-class!] in Europe.
For the past several years, I’ve also enjoyed going downtown to talk to the city’s homeless citizens and especially like bringing them clean, dry socks.