Still alive and incredibly grateful to be so. Delighted to live in Seattle with easy access to seals and mountains, always wishing that my favorite people lived just a little bit closer. Relieved to remain childfree, though thrilled to have a new niece. Bought pants, got new tattoos, learned a song on the concertina. Redefined a life without constant travel and embraced local living. My work time is spent immersed in children's books and the fair trade world . Life is good, the world is terrible. Sounds right.