One of my biggest stress relievers is baking. With the uncertainty inherent in the publishing process there is something comforting about weighing out specific amounts of flour, yeast, and water and almost always enjoying the outcome. Some of my favorites are: bagels, chocolate chip cookies, eclairs, and challah
Partly inspired by Eddie Vedder and Jake Shimabukuro and partly wishing I was sitting on a deserted beach somewhere, I love to sit and strum this little four-stringed instrument. Maybe someday I will actually be able to play a song.
During the weekend I can usually be found at the park playing with my family or at the local orchard picking whatever happens to be in season. These three people give meaning to my life.