I am a positive, caring, spiritual person who has been vegetarian and has now gone vegan. I take good care of my body by going to the gym (3-4 times per week), reading good books, and writing poetry. I was born and raised in Florida where family of origin still remain. I am the oldest of three children (brother two years younger and a sister 10 years younger). I have lived and worked in Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Missouri, California, Kentucky, and now Alabama (where I have been for 3+ years). I attend the Birmingham Friends Meeting (Quaker) and love their approach to spirituality and community-building.