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.