Osiyo (Cherokee greeting). I am from Missouri where I am enjoying retirement after 32 years teaching (secondary Communication Arts and Art). I love painting watercolors. I welcome comments to help me develop this poetic writing endeavor. Another new experience is dancing in regalia at powwows. I have a love and respect for nature, so look for this inspiration in my written work. May you always sing your song. Remember to dance your dance. Give thanks, and Keep the circle strong.