Mother of two boys, married to a psychiatrist, former high school computer teacher (worked in the prison system only, no real high schools), currently in law school at Ottawa University, part-time.
Quotes that define me:
There is more to a human being than the worst thing he has ever done. -- This is either St. Francis of Assisi, or Mother Teresa, or Jesus, or somebody else. I have never been able to pin it down.
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. -- Hubert Humphrey
If his words hold wisdom and his philosophy is honorable, what does it matter if he returns? What is important is that we follow his teachings. Perhaps the words are more important than the man. -- Kahless in ST:TNG "Rightful Heir"
Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings. -- Hodding Carter
The enemy of humanism is not faith. The enemy of humanism is hate, is fear, is ignorance, is the darker part of man, that is in every humanist, every person in the world. That is the thing we have to fight. Faith? Is something we have to embrace. Faith in God means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers. - Joss Whedon
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. -- The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
(at a homeschooling chat night) Mom #1: ...and our house is the yellow one at the end of the street. We're known as 'the weird ones' on our street. Mom #2: Honey, we're all 'the weird ones' on our street.