Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and swinging by my “About Me” page. So… about me….
My name is Rachel. I’ve been married to Tim since 2005. I’m a dog mom to ten-year-old, 140-pound Roxie, who basically runs our family and we all know it.
I’m an employee relations professional who works remotely from my home. We live in the beautiful Puget Sound region, 15 miles west of Seattle on the Kitsap Peninsula (which is attached to the Olympic Peninsula) in a little, nearly 100-year-old house about a quarter-mile from the saltwater shores of Sinclair Inlet. The Olympic mountains tower over our town and there is a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade mountains nearby.
I am a progressive Jew, affiliated with the Reform movement. I’m active in my synagogue and my Sisterhood organization, as well as a member of Hadassah. Social justice, women’s issues, and preserving the beauty of Judaism are all very important to me. While I am not nearly as observant as I desire to be, I’m working hard to become more religiously observant.
I am unabashedly liberal. I was raised in the Midwest and grew up Republican, but time, experience, and education changed me (in more ways than just my political views).
We are avid RVers and nature nuts, but we don’t “rough it.” We keep a beautiful little travel trailer at a private campsite in the next county over and we spend frequent time there amongst the quiet of the tall trees.
My favorite place on earth is in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, wherever I can find them. Those tall trees are my chapel, and the wind blowing through them is the voice of the Divine.
Note: this bio was updated on October 13, 2019.