I am a happy and proud mom and housewife. A distinctly amateur (but highly enthusiastic) dabbler in many hobbies, chief among them tennis, cycling (to get places, not to go fast), music (violin), baking, cooking, knitting, and sewing. A compulsive reader of many genres. A lifelong and ardent Episcopalian (yes, there is such a thing as an ardent Episcopalian). Professionally speaking, a word gal for hire, upon occasion (writing, proofing, editing). An EFM (my newest descriptor . . . “eligible family member” . . . i.e. spouse of a U.S. foreign service officer).