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  • Making the world a better place

    People need to have a personal interest in other people. There should be less time talking about what they feel is important, and more time listening and thinking about what other people view as important.

  • Cities and countries I have visited

    I have been to Belize, a very tropical place. This is where my parents are from. One thing I did not get to do and wanted to do very much was visit Mayan ruins. I have also been to Mexico. The environment is similar to where I live now, desert like.

  • My proudest accomplishments

    My main joys have been helping people in different ways when I could. Many times people just need someone to talk to. I have enjoyed being involved in music. I have been very happy being involved in the field of education as a teacher. Helping students to understand concepts and helping them to make wise choices as they grow up always makes you feel good.

  • My interests in other cultures

    All the things about other cultures are interesting; language, music, art, their way of doing things. But for me most important is the individual person in the culture. Each person is unique and brings something to everyone's life. Everyone has likes and dislikes, and it is part of getting to know the person and why they feel so.

  • Favourite books/authors/films

    Favorite authors: Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova, Jean Plaidy
    Favorite books: The Foundation Trilogy, Historical novels of Jean Plaidy, science books
    Favorite films: The Alien series, Stargate: Atlantis, Pride and Prejudice,
    Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, Star Trek: Voyager, X-Files,
    The Magic of Ordinary Days, I Claudius, Space 1999,
    Indiana Jones series, Forbidden Planet, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

  • Improving the school system

    I think education should be free for anyone. If a person wants to learn, it will benefit both the person and society. Such an investment should be available to everyone, everywhere. This should be a worldwide endeavor so that everyone is involved both financially and educationally. A small financial contribution from everyone in the world, along with a willingness of educational institutions to focus on education rather than on high salaries for educators or business opportunities for universities can do so much for all people.

  • I always enjoy talking about...

    What is on the mind of others, people's interests, music, goals, history, life, all manner of things.

  • My opinion on human nature

    We all have good in us and the capacity for doing good . We also have a tendancy to have a selfish nature. So we have to choose to do good and work on it constantly.

  • Childhood pleasures

    I have always enjoyed reading and writing, math and science, making other people happy.