I'm 61, love life (even when it's tough) and my sweetie odiesdee. I'm still trying to figure out what grad program I want to get into (and if I want to go that route). My day job is school aide in an inner city high school, and I love the kids, if not the job. OTOH, if I ever wanted to do stand-up, the job has certainly gone far in supplying material. I'm a published short story writer, do some web writing, and am advocate of journal-keeping. I also write the occasional piece of fanfic. I love to do irc chat. I enjoy filk, housefilks, and filk cons; I'm an accomplished knitter, and beaded jewelry maker. I'm a fiercely loyal friend.