I am a nurse-midwife with four sons, but I have never been pregnant. I have one of those newfangled families, so you’ll just have to ask me for the details. I have practiced obstetrics and public health nursing in New York City, Los Angeles, Nicaragua, and Denver. Now I teach nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners on the web. I live in Colorado, but my students and colleagues live all over the US, and sometimes beyond! I enjoy sewing, reading, and movies, especially superhero movies. I love that Wonder Woman got her own movie. Finally! I like to go out to eat with the kids and grandkids. Most of all, I like to snuggle with my spouse (Bob Clemans) or our cats. The kids, the grandkids, the cats, and I all agree that Bob is the best backscratcher ever.
I can’t wait for the Gatehouse to open and I can move in with the rest of the Ralston Creek CoHousers! We have been working with Norbert, our developer, watching him create a walkable, sustainable community of new neighbors and friends for me to meet.
I have grown to appreciate the other cohousers’ range of talents, qualities, and quirks. Soon, I will be looking down into the courtyard and see Debbie or Carl sitting with a cup of coffee; then I can take a break from scoring papers and join them. For my exercise breaks, I can ride my bike down Ralston Creek. And, when families move in, I can offer parents or kids a sympathetic ear, as my neighbors did when I was a single mother. Outstanding.