I grew up in northern Minnesota and went to college at a small liberal arts school close to home, graduating with a B.A. in English and Communication. Degree in hand, I set out for the distant shores of England, working for six months as a temp in the City of London, where I assumed I'd stay. However when I was offered a full time administrative assistant position in London, my heart led me back to Minnesota.
Now, I live with Andy in a small cabin on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 55 miles from the nearest town. I work as a freelance writer and manage a small nearby historical museum.
My interests include writing, reading, radio, knitting, travel, cooking and baking, outdoor living, berry picking, 'locavorism' (which involves gardening attempts), and a general pursuit of happiness.
Since October 2009, Of Woods and Words has been my journal of a not-always-so-quiet life in the woods. Leave a comment so I know you stopped by and please, come back often.