I live on five acres of maple trees in Northern Minnesota, the land of sky blue waters, long winters, and yes, loons. I am kind of a control freak, so I’m thinking that blogging might be a perfect outlet for this disorder. I am also an educator who works to help others find their “voice” in the words on a page. Recently, I’ve decided that it’s probably a really good idea to work on finding my own. I laugh at a lot of things I shouldn’t, and don’t cry as often as I should. I’m working on that, too. Being a mother has been the best thing I’ve done. Some day I hope to be able to thank the two women who made this possible for me. I think that most of the problems of society could be fixed if we just reduced the amount of crap we eat, watch, and buy. I have a lot of questions for God, but I’m doubtful that She reads blog posts. I can wait.