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Ellen J.

"To be the type of person that when I die, people will say "dang, it's a shame she's dead. She was truly a bright spot and a terrific person.""

Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
married, 2 children
Speaks: a little American Sign Language, English
Joined Jul 7, 2008
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Thanks to everyone who has given me green stars. I try to give stars back to you but sometimes C2 can't find the profile and sometimes you've given me several in a row that I can't respond to right then. I am deeply appreciative of the .

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Joined Jul 7, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups BloodyOlympics, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Domestic Economic Abuse (D.E.A.), FAIR-SHARE, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, The Geezer Revolution:Elders For Social & Economic Justice & Equality
Birthday Jan 25  
Languages a little American Sign Language, English  
About Me I care deeply about education, specifically literacy (reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, thinking). I like to belly dance, read, take care of my cats, grow flowers and inside plants. I love the beach. I like many kinds of music.
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Pets Ow Ow Kitty, Mauly  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits fruit, mushrooms, onions, garlic, anything with carbs basically, lots of water, nuts, vegetables, chocolate - daily, tea and coffee, junk food junkie, should eat better, TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY  
Wild Fact About Me I have 5 tattoos (all of artwork by Real Musgrave) but according to my friends and students "don't look the type."
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me  
Passions my family, my friends, learning, cats, books, laughter, other cultures, peace, reading, photography, traveling  
Inspirations sunrises, sunsets, fear, kindness in all its forms, music, beauty as I see it, sounds, pictures, good people, the beauty of nature, the sound of the ocean  
What Scares Me ignorance and an unwillingness to learn, religious fanatics, narrow minded people, narrow minded bigots  
Role Models my brother, my cousin, my mom  
Quotation Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself. John Dewey

I never let schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain

Well behaved women rarely make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Be particular. Jill Conner Browne (The best advice ever as it covers everything. If you aren't particular, it'll show.)
Books In no particular order: nonfiction, fiction, cookbooks, mystery, children's picture books, YA books, fantasy, sci fi, humor, books by Noam Chomsky and John Dewey, books by Piers Anthony, books by Jill Conner Browne, books by Carl Hiassen, books by Jane Yolen, books by  
Music Folk, Bluegrass, Yo Yo Ma, Los Romeros, Golden Oldies, Bellydance, Classical, Dixieland Jazz, Irish, 60s, Beach Music  
Movies Psycho, The Birds, The Orphanage, Pan's Labyrinth, Anything with Sean Connery, Blue Collar Comedy tours, Young Frankenstein  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods About anything with carbs, Apples such as Fuji, Crispin, Honey Crisp, Middle Eastern dishes, edamame, sushi (especially eel), miso soup, chocolate, good breads  
Favorite Places I've enjoyed everwhere I've ever been  
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    (((Ellen))) I think you're spot on about that "laugh"! Here's to hoping that some "la vida loca" Care2 gremlin sends you at least a googoleplex of good deed doin' green stars from me the next time I click "send". Hey a gal can dream can't she??!!?? "Ya YA!"
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