Current reads:


  *Solo on a Tandem Bicycle, by Craig Cato, MA (memoir)

  *Wild Nights, by Joyce Carol Oates (fiction) 

  *Metaphorical Theology, by Salli McFague

   *Belle Prater's Boy, by Ruth White (y-a fiction)

   *The Servant, the General and Armageddon, by

               Roderic & Derwent Maude (history))  

   *Peace:  More Than an End to War (scripture)


                     Tucson Festival of Books


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            Dr. Patrick Griswold, MSU Denver

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   Psychotherapy Associates 43rd Annual  

     Winter Symposium, Colorado Springs

  Marquisha Ledwell, host of Slick Talx, and

  Cap III, owner of Joy Radio, Canton, Ohio

 Vonnie Ackerman and Linda Colhoff-Glover 

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  Rebekah Cabrera, Principal,

  Coatimundi Middle School, Rio Rico AZ

      Elaine Goodrich-Premo, SheridanCollege WY

                  Shirley Stroud Riddle

         Stark State College, Canton OH

 A thought:

  If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive.  If you

  want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.





   I opened my eyes to this world on September 24, 1949, in the old army hospital at Ft. Ord, California, the

   oldest child of M/Sgt Michael and Mrs. Harriet Hofer.  My dad was the first American-born son of 

   Croatian immigrants, and my mother was the granddaughter of Prussian farmers.

   In 1967 I graduated from Seaside High School, Seaside, California, and in 1977 I received an Associate

   Degree in Nursing (RN) from El Paso Community College (now called Pikes Peak CC) in Colorado

   Springs.  I also attended Västmanlands Läns Landstings Vårdskolan (nursing school)  in Västerås,

   Sweden, for a year.  (Yes, I can speak Swedish, although I'm a bit rusty.  I could speak some Hausa at one

   time, too, but all that's left of that is a couple stains on my tongue.)  My nursing shoes sprinted down the

   long corridors of a county jail, a renal-diabetic unit, two AIDS units and two long-term care facilities.

   They tiptoed between patients lying on the floors of two over-crowded Nigerian hospitals and stood for

    hours squelching in the heat of a Nigerian OR.  For the last few years of my nursing career I was

    HIV/AIDS certified.  I retired in 2012.

   While an Army brat I lived in (besides Ft. Ord) Hawai, Ohio, California, Virginia, and Germany.  When

    no longer "Army" I nested briefly in Colorado, Sweden, Nigeria, and several towns in California.

    As you can guess, all that moving around has put me in a constant state of homesickness:  I always long

    to be somewhere else.

   I currently call Colorado home.  I share my space with a monster cat named Grey Bear and his two pet

   parakeets, Bluey and Sapphire.