I am a elementary school teacher - enjoy reading, painting, walking. I have four small dogs and enjoy them very much also. I like weekend trips to the beach or the mountains - museums, galleries, antique shops, nice quiet dinners - slightly longer trips to places like Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sedona, Arizona, California Gold Country. I also enjoy writing and am in the final stages of writing a dissertation. I believe basically, that all people are good and that they are ideas of God, as are all animals and living things. I go to church but not very often.