In a nutshell, a former journalist from the Bay Area that got laid off when newspapers began to panic. I read a lot and write when I can get in the zone. I go to lots of films and am particularly fond of those European ones that I can't get anyone to go see with me. (It's a lonely world!) Once things thaw out here and the sky isn't permanently gray, I want to get back to hiking and camping and swimming. And traveling. It's been a long winter.