A New Life...
While visiting Sutter's Fort in Sacramento I bought one of Cat Mena's basket kits from the gift shop. In that moment my life changed. I had such fun making that basket I bought another kit; then attended classes with Cat in Grass Valley, CA. The rest of the story follows....
Weaving: Today I weave baskets, blankets and tapestries. While at a Bay Area Basket Makers retreat during the summer of 2007 I was introduced to weaving mineature baskets using Waxed Irish Linen. Now my most favorite things to weave are tiny waxed linen baskets!
Weaving guilds I support are:Bay Area Basket Makers, Diablo Weavers and the Conference of Northern California Handweavers which sponsors conferences and retreats for weavers, spinners, dyers and other fiber artists.
Accredited Astrologer: I was a full-time astrologer, seeing clients in my home-office three days per week to help them to understand, and make better use of, the stellar energies available to them continuously and currently, as clearly reflected in their precisely timed birth and progressed horoscope charts. I was blessed to support myself with this work I so loved for several years prior to my marriage and subsequent retirement.
Astrology is such a vast study, I recently re-joined the Church of Light, headquartered in Albuquerque, NM and I am studying their self-paced cources, which are excellent! One never stops learning!!!
Prior to working full time as an Astrologer, I was Vice President and National Training Director for Westaff Temporary Services, headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA. I worked with franchise owners to help them properly set up and successfully run their field offices. In addition to visiting their offices, I ran a corporate training program for all new franchise owners.
I'm the author of two books: "Sun Sign Selling" and "The Fated Presidents" (with co-author and friend, JoAnn Adams.) Both may be purchased from American Federation of Astrologers. While working full-time as an astrologer, I produced and hosted the"StarTalk" Radio show and "Exploring The Intuitive Arts" Cable TV show.
Volunteer Work: Currently I volunteer for both the Clayton and Concord, CA police departments. For Clayton PD I am webmistress for the PD website, www.claytonpd.com and for Concord PD I am a member and Field Office Trainer for their Neighborhood Patrol unit, staffed soley by Volunteers. Among other things, we do vacation house checks and write non-moving traffic violations. I began serving Concord PD in November of 2007 and, following training, earned my badge in June 2008.
Former US Marine: I am proud to be a Viet Nam Era veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Semper Fi!
Home on leave from Boot Camp, en route to Camp Pendleton, CA. 1965