A writer by training and trade (by way of several related and non-related occupations and professions). Teacher, singer, researcher, editor, self-employed business woman, freelance writer/editor, author, public relations hack, technical writer, wife, mother, community reporter and activist, amateur genealogist & historian, part-time jewellery designer, knitter, sewer, craftsperson, and mlm marketer. Generally, a student of life. I also volunteer as the president/chair of my neighbourhood ratepayer association. This means that I attend a large number of community meetings and focus groups, act as webmaster of our association web site, write the association newsletter, and make myself a general nuisance whenever a problem arises. Standard stuff ... keeps me busy. When called upon, I operate as the "SAG (aka support and gear) wagon" driver for two cyclists in the family (husband and daughter) -- always on call and ready to roll. Someone has to do the job! Only ever an amateur cyclist at best (i.e. someone who rides a bicycle, but does not "cycle"), I can appreciate the love of being on the open road, but I prefer being in an enclosed vehicle. I act as supporter and spectator and am happy to do so. As for me, I generally walk, stroll and observe.
When not on call, I run my businesses. My Likes: genealogy, knitting, sewing, jewellery design, writing, movies, music, sci-fi, mystery, computers, technology, cooking (and, by extension, eating), coffee (and tea), wine, beer, and getting together with friends. Oh, and I forgot shopping. Can be found frequenting local coffee shops.