" Honey you need to eat". Ironically, these words spoken from my Dad were rather philosophical in nature. He wanted me to have security and the ability to support/feed myself. He told me a Philosophy degree was a bad idea if I could not commit to following it up with law school. I wasn't willing to commit to a hair color let alone a life choice. I never did study philosophy. I did study business and literature and education. I've worked in the garment center and in the classroom. While I am not a lawyer, I have been increasingly involving myself with legislative action as it relates to education law. And that philosophical nature drives me to today. With clean hands and a pure heart, I carry on in what little power I have to move lawmakers to be accountable to the impact their politics have on the life of real people. My Dad appears to be proud of my work in all areas but I wonder if he wonders like I do what would have happened had he not steered my ship off course so early on.