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Melanie West

San Pablo, CA, USA
female, age 42
married
Speaks: Sign Language (Other), English
Joined Nov 1, 2009
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Joined Nov 1, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Adoption and Foster Care Awareness, California Pagans, Foster and Adoptive families, New Knitters, All Knitters
Hometown San Pablo CA 
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Birthday June 26, 1971  
Languages Sign Language (Other), English  
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Pets 2 spoiled cats, Minnie Kitty and Bridgit  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Wiccan/Celtic  
Eating Habits Try and Eat Healthy, LOTS OF TEA, Drink Loads Of Water, Coffee - Now!, Almost anything... :), All kind of food  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Harm none. Do your best. Give back more than you take.
What Gives Me Hope The children that I teach. I only have them for 1 or 2 years, but I have seen some of them as young adults now. They live what I taught them! :) Some are even becoming teachers themselves!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would have every single person in Jr. High & High School take child psych. & child development classes. Everyone comes into contact with children, most of us will have them in our care at one point or another. Just think what a difference it would make if you sort-of knew what to expect from them at different ages. Just think of all those teen-agers out there who are having babies because they think its fun/easy/ect. If they had to take these classes I think a lot of them would reconsider.
What/who changed my life and why "To Sir, With Love". I saw the movie as a child, then I read the book when i was about 9 or so. Just the idea that an adult would come into a classroom and teach real-world skills and do so with equal respect.....it was mind-blowing. I think that is the reason I decided to become a teacher!
What Bugs Me the Me First attitude, The destruction of rural areas, people who steal and harm others, people who rape, liars, intolerance, injustice, hypocrisy, hate, gossips, fatalism, George Bush, Evil people, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, bullying, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an a  
Passions making a difference, genealogy, environment, other cultures, Photography wildlife/nature, camping, spirituality, reading, my husband, my cats, Mother Earth and all her children, Mother Earth, children, books, art, animals  
Inspirations Redwood Forests, Ocean waves late at night, Wood smoke in the air, Autumn Trees and Leaves., The Full Moon!, the night sky, the wind, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature, rain, ocean, nature, music, healers, good people, friends, courage, animal  
What Scares Me Religious Intolerance, The "Moral" Majority, religious fanatics, Religious Extremism, politicians, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, rape, Ignorance and Want, hate, global warming, Disrespect for others, cruel people, apathy, abusers, "Big Brother"  
  Favorites
Role Models Mr. Thackery, Anne Shirley, Anne Sullivan, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Layla Williams (Sky-High), Goddess (the eternal one), fictional characters  
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Interests Camping and being in nature, wildlife, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, movies, music, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, Holistic Health, herbs, environment, ecology, crystals, crafts, children, Body/Personal Care, aromatherapy, archaeology, Antiques/collectibles  
Books Spiritual-Metaphysical-Mystical-etc, The mists of Avalon, romance novels, sci-fi, spirituality, psychology, poetry, Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Potter Series, cook books, any books about /the PARANORMAL  
Music Clannad, Wicked Tinkers, RED THUNDER, world music, enya, Easy listening, country, classical, celtic, all kinds  
Movies Anne of Green Gables, To Sir With Love (Sidney Portier!), Twilight The Movie, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Grease, dirty dancing, Dances with Wolves  
TV Shows BONES!, Doctor Who - with David Tennant, Masterpiece Theater etc etc etc, Greatest American Hero, Forever Knight, Roar, NCIS  
Favorite Foods mangoes, indian, fruit dishes, fruits and veggies from my garden, chicken, steak, sushi, strawberries, rice, real baked goods, potatoes, pizza, pasta, salad, salmon, coffee, chocolate  
Favorite Places Patrick's Point State Park, ireland, scotland, the mountains, woods, the ocean  
Can't Live Without yarn and knitting needles, coffee, chocolate, friends, freedom, food, family, my husband, my animals  
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