Personal Life

In my life, I have been a part of bringing three amazing people into the world. My daughter Whitney is a successful young businesswoman & a super mom. My son Wade plays several instruments, composes music with his bandmates, & manages a retail establishment. My grandson Bryson is a seventh-grade wunderkind: a handsome, kind, & brilliant young man. I am honored to be called “Mama” & “G-Ma.”

When I am relaxing at home, I enjoy spending time with my best friend & partner Jim & my three cats Clive, Blanche, & Phoebe. Decorating, baking, & gardening help me create a pleasant environment & relieve stress. Another way I relieve stress is practicing yoga & meditation.

Jim and I enjoy hiking, rafting, & camping in the mountains of north Georgia & Alabama. We also enjoy playing board games, watching movies, visiting museums, & attending plays & concerts.

Of course, I love to read! Reading for pleasure is not something I get to do as much as I would like. When I unwind, however, I love to read creative nonfiction, short stories, & biographies. Currently, I am reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, & Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life by Jonathan Sperber.