I was an Air Force brat, which taught me that people are people no matter where you go, that travel is enlightening, educational and fun, that the US is not the center of the universe, despite our arrogant ways, and that building relationships, not weapons, makes the world a better place.  I believe in peace, love, and social justice, and that each of us can make a difference in the world.

A social worker by training, I’ve worked in a variety of settings over the years, as well as a recent stint in public broadcasting. In October, 2015, my husband Rich and I along with our two slightly neurotic cats Ajax and Kali retired to Dallas after many adventures in the remote Aleutian Islands of Alaska. (If you’d like to read more about our time in Alaska, check out my previous blog here).

I have three lovely daughters, three great sons-in-law, and eight precious grandchildren ranging  from 1 year old to 13 years old.  I hit the jackpot with family, that is for sure!

We are figuring out this retirement thing little by little, having lots of fun with kids and grandkids, learning about our new city, volunteering, and finding all sorts of interesting things to do. I love family and friend time, music, reading, meeting new people, politics, traveling with Rich, doing laundry, and trying to change the world a little bit at a time.  My husband is a professional chef so I don’t ever have to cook (and you can all be very envious right now). I am a cat person (sorry, dog people).  And I judge a restaurant by its iced tea.

Welcome! I’d love to have a conversation with you!

~ Jane

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