I live for good food; from the field, to the kitchen, to the table. I cook and have since I was a child. I'm only now just getting in touch with the 'from the field' side. When not reading or hooked up to the web or spending time with my wonderful friends, I can be found curled up in tea shops, going for hikes, and biking and kayaking (when the weather is fair and I can get my hands on either!)
Car adventures and travel are necessities I can't do without, especially in the summer. International history and politics are my mantra; I have special weakness for all things Russian and historically oriented. I also love computers and computer games; I'm fascinated by the human condition and I think games are an incredible medium by which we can explore this.
I'm open to doing, seeing, and learning anything and meeting anyone provided that either are neither harmful or based in willful ignorance.