September 18, 1949 Washington, DC DC Whatever I choose to do! Committed Relationship Sasha & Misha (world's greatest rescue cats) Ever changing . . . SERIOUS STUFF:HOW I SEE MYSELF:
writing social/politcal commmentary; following government; exploring new activities, ideas and experiences; interacting with interesting motivated people . . .
FUN RELAXING STUFF:
Travel, photography, movies; music; theater; dance; reading; history; food & cooking; new and unusual things worthy of attention -- especially the people involved with them . . .
MUSIC I LIKE:
Collection of Vintage Dance Music 1970-1995; classical; opera; Broadway; jazz; blues; rythm & blues; soul; zydeco; Afro-Caribbean-cropover; gospel; country & western; any music that moves me & speaks of real life.
People give music depth and meaning -- especially when they relfect on the struggle to find a place and meaning in life . . . Alberta Hunter, Phyllis Hyman, Thelma Houston, Terri Desario, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey, Agnetha Faltkog, Ullanda McCullough, Ashfod & Simpson, Sara Vaughn, Lena Horne, Cleo Laine, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, John Gary Williams, John Legend, . . . to be continued! . . .
TV SHOWS I LIKE:
Ugly Betty; Grey's Anatomy; Lost; Brothers And Sisters; Desperate Housewives; Damages; Bill Moyers Journal; Meet the Press; Countdown With Keith Olbermann; Rachel Maddow Show; The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; The Colbert Report; CBS Sunday Morning . . .
MOVIES I LIKE:
In no particular order . . . The Reader!!; Pan's Labyrinth; The Golden Compass; Mongol; Milk; I Served the King of England; The Visitor; Moulin Rouge; Slumdog Millionaire; Vicky, Christina Barcelona; Ironman; The Color Purple; . . . to be continued! . . .
BOOKS I LIKE:
"Active Liberty" Justice Stephen Breyer; Dreams From My Father; The Audacity Of Hope; works of Pema Chodron (US-born Buddhist nun); A New Earth; Siddhartha; . . . to be continued! . . .
QUOTATIONS I LIKE:
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." ~ Martha Graham . . .
"You must be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi . . .
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State" ~ Thomas Jefferson . . .
"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
I CREATED AN "UMBRELLA" ORGANIZATION for doing what I choose to do now that I don't have to please or report to anyone except myself.
VIA - Values in Action;
Principal - Advocate/Community Activist/Consultant;
Applying a lifetime of experience, education and relationships to helping meet the needs of those who might be left wanting without help from others who care enough to give a hand up and words of encouragement while removing barriers that should not exist for anyone.
KEY WORK at PRESENT:
Metropolitan Washington Regional HIV Health Services (Ryan White) Planning Council;
Appointed Member of federally mandated body;
Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committe Chair;
Executive Committee member;
Serving the District of Columbia, 11 Virginia counties, 5 Maryland counties and 2 West Virginia counties -- fighting HIV/AIDS & ensuring critical services are provided to those living with HV/AIDS especailly those less able to advocate for themselves.
Proud descendant of people who dared to take a risk and go where they could see opportunity; who worked hard and believed they would make a better life; who refused to believe or act in any way unless it made sense to them; who found and celebrated good even in the worst of times; who gave of themselves to help those in need; who valued people and principle over possessions and position; who loved, accepted and supported family unconditonally; who never forgot that laughing drives away despair and prevents insanity; they taught me the meaning of "Yes We Can!" before I knew the phrase.
June 05, 1949 ST. PETERSBURG Florida Attorney gregfisherattorney.com Married Cats, too many. (Debbie collects them) June 5th Golf, camping, wine (who doesn't like wine) Not yet. Some time I'll semi-retire. Play golf, camp and drink wine (but I do all that now.) 2012-08-06 14:39:18Huh? Later, maybe.
Evelyn Mee (Frank)
January 09, 1948 clearwater FL Life Enrichment Director Divorced 5 3 January 9th Spending time with my kids, exercise , movies, T.V. going on trips Cant afford to 2012-08-06 14:45:18
Judy Triplett (Fritts)
October 23, 1949 Cookeville TN Jewelry Maker www.jbeaded.com Married 1 two no October 1. Spending time with the grandkids 2. Church activities 3. Making jewelry and learning new skills 2012-08-06 14:39:16Just retired last year after 30 years as an Employment Counselor with the state of Tennessee. Have been making jewelry and doing craft shows (with my husband) for the past five years.
Goldie Locks (Fuerst)
July 24, 1949 Divorced 2 2012-07-12 01:26:56
Linda Roberts (Gentles)
June 21, 1949 Johnson City tn Licensed Professional Counselor Married 3 none yet 1 dog, dalmatian 06/21/49 Love the Lord, we love to hike and i enjoy photography.... my husband and i love to find waterfalls Can't retire yet but will stay near the mountains when we do retire....my husband is a painting contractor and will most likely work until he cannot...i look forward to not working one day but still have a few years to get things done.... 2012-08-06 14:39:15have been married 30 years in april..... we moved to Johnson City, TN in 1995... cannot imagine ever moving back to florida.... we have 3 grown sons, one daughter-in-law and will gain another daughter-in-law in July when our middle son marries in costa rica....
i am working in a community mental health center and have loved that work since starting with Family Service Centers in Pinellas County.
October 10, 1949 Tampa FL Mortgage Banker Married 2 Yes - beautiful little Reagan (currently 14 mos.) 2 cats 10-10-49 Golf, boating, music, beach, USF sports Gonna work a couple more years and then pick up the travel pace. 2012-07-12 00:57:26My wife Becky and I have been married for 37 years and currently live in Seminole Heights, on the Hillsborough River. Becky just retired, after teaching high school math for 35 yrs.
Meredith Rardin (Giglia)
November 23, 1949 Tampa FL Administrative Assistant Married 2 Lena & James Molly - malti-poo Almost!! 2013-11-25 18:32:47
Linda McGary (Girardeau)
June 30, 1949 Pensacola FL Recently graduated from college and am seeking employment Widowed 3 8 ranging from a two year old to a 20 year who recently became a mother. Yes, I have a great-granddaughter ... shhhh ... lol. None sightseeing, adventuring, reading, swimming and writing I am just starting my second life and there are no plans for retirement ever. Retirement is for old people, right? Hell no, I won't go! lol My heart's desire is to travel and write. 2012-07-12 02:09:52Until 2003, I was the Administrative Assistant for the Sr. Vice Pres. of a national non-profit organization. I tendered my resignation in the summer of 2003 as I lost my husband and best friend. We had been married for 34 years. Anyway, I sold our home on Lake Panasoffkee and moved to Pensacola (where I still reside) and began college in the summer of 2004. I graduated from the University of West Florida in May of this year with my BA in English Writing. I am working on a book about the Civil War as my great great grandfather kept a diary while a union soldier and I would like to share it with whoever might be interested. Meanwhile, I am enjoying single life, my 8 grandchildren (2-20) as well as 1 great grandaughter all of whom are located here there and various spots throughout the south. I am in the throws of networking with all of the professors who befriended me while I attended college so that I can find employment in some field related to writing. That is besides teaching ... I come from an entire teaching family (mom and 2 sisters, plus aunts, cousins, etc) so that is not on my docket. Although I won't be able to make the reunion, I will be thinking about everyone and hope that everything will be a total success.
Jupiter Florida CPA Married 2 4 grandchildren, one on the way Yes February Travel Not retired, really don't know what I will do when I do so. 2012-08-06 14:39:18