I consider myself a very industrious person with an ingrained hope to leave the world a better place for having lived. Since reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London in the late 50's, adventure was my general quest under the guise that someday I would write a great American novel. I would use my knowledge harvested from places my mother would not have approved. I have re-invented myself many times in the past 50 years. This last time, I began a journey to carry me to the end of my days. In 2007, while immobile due to a total hip replacement, I researched my Roman Catholic roots. Now, I will remain busy trying to be a good Catholic woman!