Now in Austin/Dripping Springs, Texas, retired from teaching English composition & speech communication. I'm trying to reorient my interests & focus less on politics, which I cannot affect, to further my own interior growth. (At least until the Republicans run the country back to pre-revolution status--then I hit the barricades!.) We have 2 dachshunds, Lucie & Grace Rose, & 2 cats, Jazz & Kerby. They're part of a new pack composed of M & C's 2 Italian greyhounds Gia & Parnell, Omar the kitten, & the soon-to-be-here boerboel pup. Our health has improved vastly, mostly due to the lack of stress, a spacious apt, & the wonderful yards. Life is very good indeed.