I'm a journalist (the environment, green building, psychology and medicine) and writing instructor. Progressive politics, passionate reader (bookish, really), though I love to hike, swim, x-country ski, spend time in nature. I've just put in my first vegetable garden and I run out every morning to take a look at how things are going. Gourmet cook in training, love to eat if it's really delectable (think slow food movement). Independent films, intelligent conversation, pillow talk. Laughter is the best medicine.