The two things I wanted while attending high school was to be Mrs. Marvin Long and to be a teacher. I am both. As a teacher or a substitute teacher, I have taught in every grade Pre-K through Community College. Now I work with adults earning their high school diploma. For a career, I was a high school English teacher. This is the first article that I have written and submitted, but I believe I can help others as they face breast cancer. I entertain with my puppet Zortz at nursing homes, schools, libraries, and churches. She is a green puppet with yellow hair. I am currently writing my sixth The Misadventures of Zortz children's book. In the book Zortz can do everything except talk. Her owners communicate with her by reading her mind. After her owners learned of Zortz' unusual skill, Zortz has been able to work with the police to solve mysteries.