I've been the director of a small public library in Salida, Colorado, since 1995; lived here since 1987. My partner Laura Hendrie is a writer and teacher (currently with the Pacific University MFA program in Oregon). Laura's traveled all over the world; I've been to Canada and Mexico once each. Wait ... I've also been to London and Prague, too, because I had friends in those places. I like to stay in one place and settle into the city. Of course, we live in a small town in the mountains, so non-city excursions are at our fingertips via day trips, or longer in our pickup camper. We read and write a lot, hike with the dog, play Scrabble now and then. Laura's more interesting than me, but I won't go on about her.