I am a writer and after years of living in big cities, including Chicago, newyork, Paris, Washington, DC and Atlanta, I now live in Athens, Georgia, a hip yet fairly tranquil southern college town (university of Georgia.). I love travel and like to spend my days participating in the place where I am visiting, rather than simply being a tourist. I love cycling, gardening (I am a Master Gardener), music, reading great fiction (John Cheever and Thomas hardy are a couple of favorites), music and great conversation. I am a tidy guest and like to leave a place as clean as I found it. I am 57 years old, I hail from Michigan, obtained my bachelors from the university of Michigan and go back frequently for visits.