I try to volunteer and be active in my community. I enjoy people and pursuing intellectual activities, creative writing, reading, hiking, and, most of all, traveling−−two dozen countries and counting! You can learn more about the books I wrote and my various activities on this site.

“In the golden dawn of tomorrow, duty awaits us, and ours will be the honor if we walk in her ways. Vast are the spheres for our labor; vaster are our responsibilities. Let us act worthily of our day, not lying down in ignoble, but acting a brave part in lifting heavenward, our fellow man.”

Mabel Isabel Dove, The Valedictory

“People like the opinions to which they have become accustomed from their youth; they defend them and shun contrary views: and this is one of the things that prevent people from finding the truth, for they cling to the opinions of habit.”

Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed

The Adventures of Rumi and Bixby Bear

The Adventures of Rumi and Bixby Bear is a fun and contemplative story about a child in search of friendship. With her friend Bixby Bear at her side, Rumi undertakes a great journey and discovers depth and wisdom within herself.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

Nelson Mandela