I am a mother of two daughtes; 18 and 14. I am a book designer working in educational publishing. I have a home studio and have been working for myself for over 20 years. I love anything to do with food; growing, food systems, cooking, markets, culture. I am fairly independent and honestly do not spend much time sleeping when I travel. Apartments appeal to me because I travel with my own comfort foods, and being in an apartment allows me to maintain the eating style I am accustomed to. I like think of myself as a mindful person, quiet and respectful of all around me.