Joined Friends in 2004, already in my fifties. Dove in with a great deal of passion after discovering the strong elements of mysticism so basic to Quaker practice. Spent a year at Pendle Hill as Artist in Residence (singer), learning about Quaker history and spirituality. I long to live in that "Life and Power" that early Friends spoke about, and to confront with other Friends the culture of greed and consumption that is plaguing our lives. I relish the idea of living in an inter-generational Quaker community before I die! I recently recorded a CD of quotations from early Friends I set to music. The project began as a way for me to memorize these beloved passages; never thought I'd see the day when Quaker Press would initiate publishing them as a CD! It's due out by July, 2010.