After years of writing programming code and technical documentation I quit my job and turned to what I call “early childhood education”: raising children. Now the children are older and I’ve found the time to write for fun, and it is fun or I wouldn’t be doing it, because I keep myself busy. I’m on the board of a non-profit, belong to the world’s best writing group, play tennis, practice yoga, and travel when I can. I’m interested in cooking, gardening, the environment, and nutrition, and I’m an NPR podcast junkie.