Wife, mother, grandmother to 12 and travel writer are my current titles. In my past life, I've been a piano teacher, a public school elementary music teacher, a church organist and a missionary to Ecuador. I love asking questions, tasting great regional dishes, seeing fascinating sights, listening to people who are passionate about their businesses and using my writing to communicate and to teach. My goals are to stay "interested and interesting' throughout my life and to live long enough to dance at every grandchild's wedding. Since the youngest grandchild is one and I'm already on Medicare, that will be a remarkable feat.