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I’m a 60 year old shaky accordionist and aspiring writer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 14 years ago.

I’ve been employed since I was 15, including 10 years since diagnosis.

I’ve had an unusual career and education combination as a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters degree in Social Work. I’ve been accused of being a sensitive accountant and a logical social worker.

I’ve been happily married to the same man, Tom Kelsall, for 36 years.

I’ve lived in 8 cities in the US and Canada and have finally settled in Colorado for the past 17 years.

We adopted our dog Oreo, an English Springer Spaniel, from the rescue during the week of 9/11.

I am more preoccupied with losing height than gaining weight.

I like bright colors and loathe beige.

I love California chardonnay and hate beer.

I enjoy playing jazz on the accordion, and detest polkas.

I prefer to spend money on experiences such as theatre and traveling, rather than fancy clothes and cars.