My ambition is to inspire a broader and more humane scope of the American Dream by taking up the arms of love, compassion, and acceptance available to all. This American Dream requires us to truly live in a land of the free and home of the brave. I have been gifted with Life after surviving severe amounts of trauma, including three periods of homelessness. I have expensive lessons that Life is to be respected and I wish to share those lessons.
I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, My family moved to the state of Washington when I was eight years old. I’ve been in Colorado since 1958.
I obtained a B.A. from Metropolitan State College in 1980. I majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. My life learning will continue until my death.
I’ve done a lot of volunteer work in the community, two of which I’ll mention here. One being NAMI, an important advocate for those suffering from mental illness and WaterStone Community Church (Littleton, CO), which reached out to me with such gracious kindness and assisted me financially when I was in dire need when they didn’t necessarily know if I shared their religious beliefs. To me, that’s really what open hearts and social integrity.are about.
I encourage an attitude of gratitude and am learning that,upon reflection,that even traumatic experiences gives us opportunity for growth and can enrich our lives and our relationships. Thank you for reading this.