At various times, I have been a musician, a student of literature, and an attorney. I am a wife, a mother, a stepmother, a daughter, a sister, a kickass aunt, and a friend. (I really do some of my best work as an aunt). I have trouble saying “no,” which results in a surprising and terrifying number of meetings and e-mails about things like bake sales, curriculum changes and urban sprawl. I would rather read, write or cook than do anything else; if I could do all three simaltaneously it would be my own, personal Trifecta. I adopt stray animals, I can make a meal out of anything, I am kind to children and crazy people, and I have a vast array of meaningless trivia at my command including the ability to reel off the marital history of both A and B list celebrities. On the flip side, I am anxious, judgmental, got a “D” in Algebra II and can’t read a map. As I get older, my hair is colored, my right thumb is arthritic and my glasses are stronger, but my heart is still true. Stick with me and I’ll give you the best that I’ve got.