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Judy Ann Ritter

B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in Science Education
M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an emphasis in Environmental Science.
I am an adventurer. I love to travel and have visited France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. My husband and I have done the great loop in a 36-foot sailboat.


Following My Path–Striving for Justice and Social Change

This book details the life of my sister-in-law, who was an activist, campaigning for positive political and social change. She was diagnosed with ALS at the young age of thirty-eight.  The book takes readers through Esther’s life journey during her thirties, forties, and fifties when she kept personal and introspective journals.
She died in 2005, after living with ALS for twenty years. Her goal was to provide others with ALS, or other devastating diseases an opportunity to learn h
ow they can continue their lives finding joy and peace.  She started writing her memoir when she was younger, but when Esther became too weak to write or even record her thoughts, she asked me to use her journals to finish her memoir. I was happy to do so.

A Year Aboard Sankaty

2022,  Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing


Judy and Markus of Sturgeon Bay, WI gave up their conventional lifestyle when they retired to spend a year living aboard a 36-foot sailboat seaworthy enough for traveling on the ocean. Buy now on the website below website:

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