Is there any kind of early life difficulty that shaped the person you became? Losing my mom when I was 17 turned me into an independent, self-sufficient, self-directed woman.
Do you wish you'd had more art or music education? I've been trying to acquire that as I grow older. I take art classes, and my husband is a musician. I play the flute a little, but not well.
Name a way you don't fit in. I don't fit in politically with Colorado Springs or with the east Montana ranch culture I grew up in.
What's something you'd change about yourself? I'd do something to make the world better, like work in a school that has a harder time getting committed teachers.
Do you wish you'd had more art or music education? I wish I knew more about music theory. I'd like to know more about what's going on in the music I enjoy.
Name some way you don't fit in. I don't do well in large groups. It's partly shyness, partly a little agoraphobia.
Do you wish your children were getting more art or music education? When we moved here from Chicago, we chose a house near Skyway Elementary because music and art education was one of that school's strong points. Both kids played in the school band, had art K-12, and enjoyed it enormously.