Originally from the western Michigan shores of the great Lake Michigan, I now reside in Ann Arbor within a cohousing community. I'm an artist, currently working in glass and dabbling in unusual photography. My children are off at Universities creating their own lives, leaving me with time to travel and explore more of the world. Among my many creative pursuits (near the very top of the list) is homebrewing beer and discovering microbreweries wherever I go. I'm part of three different women's groups centered around beer appreciation. I also love the outdoors and visiting various nature preserves, beaches, gardens, etcetera. Another passion is live music, especially local bands in intimate spaces. Traveling provides me with many opportunities to hear new tunes to love! At home I enjoy hosting house concerts not just for local folks but also for well-known musicians passing through my town.