I'm originally from Minnesota, lived in California for 18 years, but met Ruth in 1999 and moved to New York state the following year to marry her. She's a family therapist and I'm a statistician who now has his own consulting practice. Our house is part of Cantine's Island, an 18 household co-housing community that Ruth helped to start. It's about half-a mile upstream from the Hudson River in the village of Saugerties, about 10 miles from Woodstock. I'm an avid recumbent bicyclist and Ruth is (to me) a miraculous gardener. We enjoy the natural and cultural beauties of our area, the middle Hudson Valley.