My wife and I live in Portland with our two dogs--an Airedale terrier and a chihuahua. We love small coastal towns and our favorite is Manzanita, Oregon. My wife is a law professor and I am a counselor and writer. We like to hike, walk the beach, make and eat good food, garden, relax in a coffee shop or pub, and spend time with friends and family. When we're not relaxing, we do a lot of volunteer work in our local communities.