I'm an Army brat and a Navy wife. I've spent my entire life surrounded by men in uniform (lucky me). My father was a career Army officer in Special Forces. He did two tours in Vietnam, was MIA for 13 days and retired after 32 years. My husband is a Naval Officer with 24 years of service. We have the priveledge of parenting two teenage boys ( and we still maintain the appearance of sanity). I was born in Germany and have spent a great deal of time traveling, but I'm still a New Orleans Native. That is where I'm at home. New Orleans has this Old World feel and charm that reminds me of Europe, but there is a certain eclectic flavor to the city and it's people that is unique. My accent, my habits, even my thought processes are all deeply rooted in southern tradition. I come from seven generations of interracial marriage, so my heritage like my city, is an eclectic mix. I am proudly Italian, Irish, African-American and Cherokee. I was raised surrounded by women. My mother, grand-mother and three sisters are all exotic, beautiful, intelligent, independant and poised. Their expeiriences have become my life lessons. They are my role model. If my life were a quilt it would be big, bright, and colorful, with a soft, warm side. I hope you like what I write. Please, drop me a note anytime.