Graduate of University of Mississippi at Oxford in Art History and Philosophy, 1968. French Librarian at UC Berkeley, 1969-1973. Boat builder and deep water sailor 1974-1976. Kripalu meditation instructor 1977-1983. Editor of Taoist texts and creator of distance learning programs related to the texts, 1984-2007. Lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains 20 miles north of Taos, New Mexico. Learned from her ninth grade Latin teacher that “Progress is not always forward” and believes that nature and the animal kingdom will endure much longer than more fragile and artificial constructs.