(photo credit: Judi Gardiner)

Growing up at my mom’s house, I rode bareback, combed burrs out of my horse’s man and my own hair, too. We picked cherries, and berries, and apples and pears, and made them all into jam. At my dad’s house, I got summer jobs in aerospace, watched rocket launches, and visited launch sites. We also went on long, long hippie van trips to visit experimental communities, and other natural wonders. We canoed with alligators, and snorkeled with pretty fish, sharks, and barracudas. I’ve always found the world to be an interesting place full of contrast and surprises. I attended Reed College, and art school, where I majored in pondering, doodling and avoiding marketable skills. And yet! Here I am, working away. Pondering and doodling the livelong day. Go figure.



Photo credits: Jim Appleton (Conahan family in the backyard tree-house), Kilwag (Mark and Fiona on backyard ramp), Me! (handsome family with ice-gloo)

I live in Portland, OR, a very nice place indeed.