Has lived in the Western Mountains of North Carolina since 2012. She wandered through her life as a daughter, a wife, a mother, several times a student, once as a factory worker with the AUW-CFLIO, ‘all that jazz,’ a tenured professor. She is a baptized Christian, and a Sanctified Member of Mother Earth. She refuses to fight. She calls stuff like that, ‘giving back.’ She gives back whenever she has to. Currently she is being raised by Mike, her rooster, her hens and their chicks and two Geese, Tess and Ray, named after the Poet Tess Gallagher and the Short Story Writer Raymond Carver. She talks with her animals and seems to believe she understands what they say.