I grew up on a farm in a small town in coastal New England. I work in the 4th largest Emergency Department in the country, the best part of which is that every day is new and exciting. In my spare time, I garden, knit, sew, and play with my dog. I don't get to travel much, but when I do, I always want to get off the beaten path, visit the countryside, and meet the people who get to live there. The gentleman in the photo next to me is my husband, Sam, who usually will be traveling with me. He's a philosopher by training, and is happiest when engaged in a fiercely argued debate about logic and metaphysics.