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I am a retired English teacher who is living the good life. I enjoy reading, writing prose and poetry, observing life and nature. I have many pets: cats, dogs, and horses. I listen to music of all kinds, exercise daily, and love to cook and watch the Food Network so that I can tantalize the taste buds of my family. My family and home mean much to me, but I do love to travel and soak up the ambiance of new places.

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