Thanks for looking in.
I am a retired science writer and editor.
I’m also a wife, mother, and dog owner. You can see the dog in some of my posts about hikes.
Except for three years in London and two years in Frankfurt, Germany, I have spent my entire adult life in New York City. I grew up in the midwest.
My husband and I came to the Lazy L&B guest ranch east of Dubois one summer in the late 1980s with our toddler son, returned 3 times with both kids, and gradually (like so many others) fell in love with the area. We bought property here in 2007, moved here permanently about a decade later, and sold our home in Brooklyn in 2019.
I like to say that I have failed retirement. The best way to get to know people around here is to volunteer, and this keeps me very busy.
That was true in our former neighborhood in Brooklyn, where I was on the block party committee for many years and an elder at our church, Old First Reformed. I also played viola in the community orchestra.
Here in Dubois, I became a member of the Board of Directors of the Dubois Museum Association. I volunteered at the farmer’s market and the square dance. Later I became president of Destination Dubois, the town’s destination marketing organization, and a member of the Wind River Visitors Council. After I left those roles, I helped to found Dubois DRIVE, a new economic development organization. I also volunteer for Warm Valley Lodge, our extraordinary nonprofit assisted living facility.
Living Dubois is was originally created to help people fortunate enough to discover Dubois to gain a feeling for the many pleasures of being here. Over the years, I have discovered that many readers are people who lived here before or come here often, and like to read what’s going on. Others are people who live here now. Still others are strangers from far away, and old friends from my prior life.
Whoever you are, I’m very glad you’re here.