Hello everyone, I'm an author/poet,science writer, nature lover, gardener, traveller and interdisciplinary adventurer in the second year of a PhD program at the University of Saskatchewan, studying how new media is changing our brains and what that has to do with reflection and empathy. When not reading or writing, I love to cook, cycle, dance, explore and wander the back roads of this fabulous province. I've encountered a timber wolf, come between a black bear and her cub, and met several critters along the river trails near my home. Although I love the "wilderness," I love the culture and buzz of the big city--lived in Toronto and Vancouver for many years. My favourite city in the world would be a toss up between Paris and New York. My motto-- "do what you love and your dream will follow."