Thee Answer

If somewhere in the vastness of cyberspace you came across Jasmine-Arabella. And then you thought to yourself, “Who is this Jasmine-Arabella?”. Well if that is the question that is keeping you up at night I have good news. Sound sleep is about to return, for you have found the answer to that great mystery.

However, I know there are those of you who are blasting around cyberspace at the speed of light and don’t really have time to give any quest, even one as great as ‘Who is Jasmine-Arabella?’, much more time than a few micro-seconds. So for as such as thou, I have summed up the essentials in just a few bits.

  • Name: Jasmine-Arabella 
  • Pronouns: she/her/her’s
  • Gender: Female 
  • Sexuality: Lesbian 
  • Location: Utah, USA 
  • Profession: Software Engineer

A Bit More About Me

  • Equality
  • Questions
  • Growth

It is hard to sum someone up in a few words but if I had to do so for myself those would be my words

Equality is the cry of my heart.  No one should have less or more, just because of who they love, their gender, race, religion, age, etc.  We claim we are all ‘God’s children’ and that we have ‘liberty and justice for all’, but we have a long way to go to get those lofty ideals.  Some have an absurd abundance while others starve to death.  There is no love in that.  I don’t know what the answer is, but I know I must continue to do what I can and constantly look for answers.

Questions aren’t just something I ask, they are very intrinsic to who I am.  I don’t question out of doubt or to discourage, but out of curiosity and a deep desire to understand.  I question to grow and learn.  Because of this I really enjoy polite rational, but sometimes intense, conversations about hot topics (politics, religion, equality, etc.).  Even if the position I am discussing is against mine I still want to understand it.  All of the most amazing changes in my life happened because I was willing to consider other views. 

Growth, learning, growing and changing, seems to be a lifestyle for me. All of my questioning has lead to a number of major changes in my life.  While they have been intense they have all been along a path of growth.  I have changed my political and religious views a number of times.  I have learned so much.  One of the most amazing things I have learned is that you can learn from anyone.  I have grown from things small children have taught me. And I have learned from people that some might think are “below them intellectually”.  

I have lived in a number of different places.  I grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area, and then moved to San Diego during my young adult years.  After that I joined the army and went to El Paso to meet my wife.  Spent our newlywed years in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Moved back to the States and settled in South Lake Tahoe for a few years.  Tahoe was/is beautiful, but not the best place to get a tech career going.  In the mid 90’s we moved to the Puget Sound (a.k.a. the Seattle metropolitan area).  Most of our kids were born in Washington.  Just when I thought I was settled for good, I was moved to Utah.  I say I was moved because it wasn’t our plan.  It was like angels picked us up and said it is time to move on with your life. But that is another story.

Some Fun Facts

My Favorites

  • ice cream: anything with chocolate
  • color: pink & purple
  • scent: jasmine & rose
  • fruite: grapes
  • flower: rose
  • season: Fall
  • meal: breakfast
  • drink: mocha & good coffee in general
  • vacation location: ocean
  • movie: Jennie’s Wedding

Other Things

  • My major was civil engineering
  • I’m always trying to improve everything
  • My kids and I built a tiny-house
  • I have 10, yes ten, kids
  • I have no pets, but we borrow some
  • I LOVE shopping
  • I LOVE dancing even more
  • I am a social butterfly and soar as often as I can
  • I believe living is about growing
  • I believe we are here for Tikkun olam
  • The cry of my heart is equality for everyone