Retired from teaching @ Universities in NE, IA, MO & KS & retired too from other areas of self employment. (painting, photography, poetry) Also several years of living, working & traveling in Europe. Many grants & residencies here working in prisons & with children with & without disabilities in schools. I've lived in a convent with Nuns several years & for the past 25 years on a farm in the Glacial Hills overlooking the Missouri River enjoying the beauty, drama & tranquility of nature. Recently moved to town & trying to adjust to traffic & noisy human nature. I'm a self directed investor attempting to survive day to day with dividend growth & income stocks.