I have a background that started in research biology and computer programming and has ended up in education and website development. Some of my favorite activities are gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, and snow shoeing. I am an avid reader or listener as the case may be with science fiction and non-fiction being my favorite genres. I especially like to grow vegetables and berries that are difficult to buy locally and after cooking with what I can, putting some up for the winter months and turning others into jams, hot sauces, relishes, pickles, salsas and more. Though currently in upstate NY, I have lived in several different areas of the US and overseas too.