Sometimes I paint my feelings and I've been a singer since way back, you can listen to me sing HERE.
I love history, I love books, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and I have an Elvish tattoo. You can read a funny story about that HERE. I love movies, TV and music and I have a little YouTube show called the Geek Parlor where I talk about all this and more with just about anyone who's willing to sit down and talk, check it out HERE.
My family and I have worked on over 40 Film/TV productions as extras or stand-ins you can see which productions HERE.
I have been married to the love of my life, Dean, since September 18th, 1994.
Our first child Evangeline, was born on July 17th, 1996 and she is our miracle of birth. At age two she was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes, we pray there will be a cure one day. (Dean was also diagnosed with T1D at age 44)
Our first adoption miracle was Steele, born on May 21st, 2004. We adopted him at birth from here in the U.S.
Our second adoption miracle was Abel from Ethiopia. He lost his parents when he was two, he became part of our family in January 2009. He was given a birth date of March 26th, 2002. Read our adoption story HERE.
After many years of volunteering and/or being employed with various organizations that help those incarcerated and/or those living on the fringe of society, in August of 2018 I was appointed to Governor John Bell Edward's Louisiana Women's Incarceration Task force. You can read about that HERE. I currently chair the Health Care/Mental Health Subcommittee. Since I was a teenager I have had an intense love hate relationship with politics.
For my 50th birthday in 2017 I did what no one thought I would ever do, walked 9 days of the Camino De Santiago, I walked 150 miles across northern Spain. You can read about that HERE. I've now forever been bitten by the travel bug. So far I've been to Addis Ababu Ethiopia, France and Spain and a week long venture around California (that's a whole other story, if you read my blog, you know it and more about me than you ever wanted to).
I plan to die completely spent.
In the words of Def Leppard, It's better to burn out than fade away.