I'm incurably curious. Throughout my unapologetic series of careers in broadcasting, advertising, business owner and real estate broker runs one constant....my passion for reading & writing. I moonlight as a gardener, a damn good cook, and pet lover/spoiler. I've been accused of being obsessive and overly analytic when I find something that strikes my fancy to learn about. I was born in Oxford England; immigrated to the US when I was a child. I was raised in the midwest U.S, but I have lived in Oregon for 30 years. I still retain many British sentimentalities, but it would take a crowbar to remove me from Oregon.