Hi. I am 44, born and raised in Oregon. Still in Oregon, will probably never go anywhere else. I am a proud mother of 3 kids, 1 daughter-in-law and 1 grand daughter. Family is everything to me. Poetry has been a form of self expression that I think has helped keep me sane. I have only just recently let anyone read my stuff. I have recently been learning that life is not all dark and full of heart ache, and so my poetry is taking a different turn with my life. Enjoy.