My partner Sheila & I are going on 8 years together and raising our daughter, Danica Grace, who I gave birth to on July 12, 2010. We have 9 cats, 2 dogs, and 3 birds. We bought a house together in Kalamazoo about three years ago. Sheila works for a local hospital and I am a stay-at-home mom. We share a car and take the bus a lot. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years and I volunteer with local animal rescues. We are liberals, but not hippies. I am agnostic, and Sheila moves in similar circles but defies categorization. I have many acquaintances, but only a small handful of true friends, and that's the way I like it :) My journal is about 75% public and 25% friends only.