I am passionate about life and living life intentionally. i love walk and talks followed by a great glass of pinot noir, a pint of wheat beer, or a hot toddy, depending on the weather. I love being an Oregonian, follow politics closely but don't engage in raucus debates, and have enjoyed a career as an attorney that has led to interesting twists and turns, including 2 years in Washington, DC. I once fashioned myself as a writer and was fortunate enough to be published online, but that was another chapter ago. And one I hope to resurrect one day soon. I find I like the pace of life in Salem, after being a part of Portland explosion, and having a 5 minute commute for the first time in my life. Ah, to not have to listen to traffic reports in the morning.