My name is Denise and I live in Austin, Texas. I’m a geologist by training, a software engineer by trade. I’m mother to two fabulous teenagers and wife to a brilliant scientist.
This is my space for sharing experiences and thoughts about downshifting my life and home as I try to make my time on this Earth as meaningful as possible.
I was born in Youngstown, New York near Buffalo, but grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. I’ve lived in San Marino, California and spent a year as an AFS exchange student to Campinas, Brazil. I came to Austin to attend the University of Texas for graduate school, married a fellow student, and, except for a brief stint in Houston, here I am.
A lizard. All I want to do is sit on a rock in the sun.
Reading e-books, especially Young Adult and New Adult romances or books about hunky space aliens; gardening; I used to knit, cross-stitch and do needle-point and hopefully will again.
Helicoptering out to a ship in the Gulf of Mexico for six weeks at a time to spend midnight-to-noon, 7 days a week processing geophysical seismic data. I’ll never forget those emergency drills! Man overboard!
I am a huge fan of 80’s alternative music.
The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings, Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Mickey, our tuxedo kitty. We also have a very sweet, wonderfully loyal, but not-too-smart dog Bella.