About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace!

I’ve been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working as an assistant to the trainer for a semi-pro hockey team and I was a ticket agent selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn’t fall over the person. Lots of electricity! My Hercules!

I have two children, a son and a daughter.

My son is married to a beautiful woman that I couldn’t have hand picked better.

They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grand kids that anyone could ask for! 

My daughter is a public school teacher. She has taught both elementary school and high school English. Currently she is teaching 5th graders and having a blast. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling.

I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I’m not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it’s just a short little quip!


6 Responses to About Moqqi

  1. Bing says:

    hi Moqqi,

    Nice and unique name you got. I am Bing from the Philippines and I’d like to inform you that we posted your blog in our site devoted to anything CHARICE.

    If you have time, please visit us there. Thank you for sharing this experience.


    • tmurphathome says:

      Thank you! My daughter gave me my nickname of “Moqqi”. I’m glad you enjoyed reading about Charice. It is apparent that David Foster thinks very highly of her also. She is an amazing young lady and so polite and sweet! We are really enjoying her gift of song here! I look forward to checking out your website devoted to anything Charice.

  2. Bing says:

    omg, i forgot to give you the website (blushing). It’s http://www.chasters.us/buzz/

    thank you very much Moqqi, for loving and appreciating Charice. We do adore her as much as you do out there.

    All our best from chasters.us

  3. Ken says:

    I work for the Ministry of Health with the Government of Ontario, Canada, and I would like to use your picture kevin and tom playing wii in our upcoming newsletter regarding health research involving the Wii and rehabilitation work. May I use the picture for only this purpose?
    Please email me your response at ken.lister@ontario.ca
    Best Regards,

  4. Allex Azmi says:

    Good morning, Moqqi

    My name is Alex and I’m working with the Gibbon Conservation Center on a documentary about the center. There is a segment in the film about Alan Mootnick, the founder of the center. I saw your video on your YouTube channel of his last tour and I would love to include a segment of that video in the documentary. I would appreciate if you permit us to use a part of the video in the documentary, which is named “Violet, the Mischief Gibbon.” I will make sure that you get both credit on the film and a copy of the film itself.

    Here is a link to your video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eByAlwoWMP0

    Also, below is more information about the Documentary itself.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Violet-the-Mischief-Gibbon-307524256709370/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    ‘Violet, the Mischief Gibbon’ is a documentary film about a society of Gibbons. The film tells the stories of a society of Gibbons who live in a conservation center and the people who care for them. The film introduces a cast of gibbons with interesting and intriguing personalities. There is Violet, a lovely female who is full of mischief; Truman, a romantic and scorned lover; Nate, a conflicted young male who disapproves of his mother’s choice of partners; and the shy Pepper who reluctantly steps into her late mother’s role to lead group.

    The stories of gibbons and their human keepers intermingle to create a warm portrait of love, struggle, and survival. Gibbons in the wild exist in the shadow of extinction. They face numerous challenges including deforestation, hunting, and illegal trades. The Conservation center helps Gibbons by conducting research and educating the public.

    My email address is TheGibbonDoc@gmail.com

    • Moqqi says:

      Dear Allex, Yes, you have my permission to use my video of the Gibbon Center and Dr Mootnick for your documentary. I look forward to seeing the finished project. Good luck and Happy New Year! Moqqi

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