Vermont is my adopted home. I've been here off-and-on since 1982, though I've lived in San Fran, NYC and DC, too. Former professional life as a journalist and non-profit executive. Now a small-time, self-employed landlord with a dozen residential, commercial and artistic tenants. I've spent the last ten years renovating several buildings, including an old grist mill and a huge 1916 Ford Motor dealership. Just finished reno on a cottage, now available as a vacation rental and listed on Airbnb. I am clean and quiet, a non-drinker, a Vipassana meditator, and lover of music and art, good food and conversation, hot springs, and my 1955 Plymouth station wagon.