I am the mom of two wonderful teenage girls, 16 and 13. I am married to a great guy, a second grade teacher who would love for us to sell everything and head out to sea. I am an independent market research consultant who spends a lot of time traveling; I've been in this field for 20 years and just recently went out on my own, and I love the challenge and the freedom of being independent. We live in Maine, and I love so many things about New England -- the seasons, the terrain, the coastline, the ocean, the woods. We have a great dog named Chandler who is my walking partner. I find peace in nature; for me walking in the woods is a spiritual activity. I also love the city (grew up outside NYC) and often crave the human diversity, the cultural offerings, and the pure excitement that a city offers. I love Boston (Go Sox!) but New York is where my heart is. I love to read fiction, non-fiction, and the Sunday NY Times.