I'm thrilled to be back in CA and loving my work. Life is good when I have my mini-poodle in his bed, a glass of red wine, a good friend or lover beside me, and NPR on the radio, and a good novel or Atlantic Monthly to read. That's just for starters. Then there's cooking for friends, hiking in the woods, agility work with the dog, trips to anywhere in the world (but Paris as frequently as possible), movies, plays, and concerts (I think I'm over the big arena ones, though). I'm crazed about the environmental crisis and can't wait to get Bush out on his ear. And healthcare reform has to happen, seriously, if we survive the coming weather changes - let's plan for that to be a yes. So-that's the surface; there's much more------ P.S. I take horrible pictures; you'll have to trust that I am typically taken for 10 years younger - and my hair is now straight (if you care).