After a career at (website hidden), I've jumped sideways to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular biology. I call San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon both home. I'm a giant geek and a nature lover, so I try to split my time between locations with excellent internet connections and locations removed from the grid. I value good people and good food. I seek the humor in everything from the quotidian to the horrific, and laugh easily and warmly.