I’m a 70-something wife, mother, grandmother, retired CPA, resident of Tacoma (formerly Dallas). I’m a life-long Presbyterian, on the Session at Bethany Presbyterian Church, and interested in the greater national and international church. I’m also a Toastmaster, and I love to read and knit in my spare time (when I’m not tweeting, or blogging.) I’m passionate about social justice (anti-racism, environmental activism, hunger initiatives, income disparity, feminism, ablism, etc.).

Favorite Quotes/Poems/Sayings

Christ is Alive. Words by Brian Wren, 1968

Not throned afar, remotely high, untouched, unmoved by human pains, but daily, in the midst of life, our Savior in the Godhead reigns…

In every insult, rift, and war, where color, scorn or wealth divide, Christ suffers still, yet loves the more, and lives, where even hope has died.

Chippewa song

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.


I sought the Lord, and afterwards I knew, He moved my soul to seek Him, seeking me. It was not I that found, O Savior True, No, I was found of Thee.



  1. Does the band perform at assisted living places? We are at the Lodge, and our seniors would love to hear you.


    • I’m not a member of the band, I just know a few of the people in it. I know they have performed at Franke Tobey Jones in the past.


  2. Do you know of the Tacoma Banjo Band, and if so do you know where they practice now? My grandson enjoys them! When I googled Tacoma Banjo Band, your info came up! Thanks 🙂


    • I know about them, and I also love to hear them play, but I don’t know where they practice. Sorry.


    • A friend of mine is in the Tacoma Banjo Band. Here is what she said. “We practice Fridays minus a couple of holidays from 10-12 at the Asian Pacific Cultural Ctr. 4851 S Tacoma Way. Happy to have folks in the audience.”


  3. Thank you. I appreciate you saying what you said. Right now, I’m avoiding the whole thing — got an article that has to get done…. Someone told me retirement meant you didn’t have to work anymore…. They lied!


  4. Hey Abbie, just wanted to say, hi, and thank you for your comment today in the seminar.


    • Thanks, Carolyn. I appreciate what you had to say, and you had very valid points. It’s nice to be in the seminar with you.


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