Julie Freed

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I live in a sleepy artist community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. My days are spent teaching, reading, and writing. With degrees in mathematics and chemistry, I've taught university undergrads and graduate students for the past decade. I also work with classroom educators and students - sharing the beauty and language of mathematics and its ever present patterns in art, literature, and nature.

On the weekends you'll find us on the soccer field, the boat, the beach, exploring the barrier islands, biking, and always with a good read close at hand.

Love does indeed conquer it!

We Connect Through Our Stories

I never kept a diary or a journal any longer than a family vacation.  

I never dreamed of being an author. 

The summer of 2005, at age 32 my life transformed.  My home was leveled by Hurricane Katrina.  My husband of seven years left suddenly that same week.  Holding my one year old daughter, a single mother looked back at me from the mirror.  My life split in two - Before and After Katrina.  T...

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Published on December 01, 2016 09:07
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Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Julie. Have a great day :)

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