I'm originally from D.C. but also grew up partly on the West Coast in Santa Barbara. I live in Pacific Grove where I work as a writer and editor.
I spent about a year's worth of time living and working in Russia (Moscow and Vladivostok) over a 4-year period. My older sister lives in Paris; a cousin in LA is hairdresser to the stars; three cousins on my mom's side are Japanese.
I enjoy spending time outdoors. I love swimming in the freezing ocean just a bit more than warm waters. I'm an animal lover. I used to have a house rabbit, Peter, who lived for about 5 years. I run about 10 miles a week and enjoy bicycling along the coast watching southern sea otters, sea lions and dolphins.