Favorite meal: Everything but raw oysters, liver and turnips
Hobbies: Cooking for friends, making anonymous donations to charities
Favorite season in Virginia: May and October (Spring and Fall)  
Best part of living in Virginia:  One could  be in the mountains or the Ocean on a day trip; Virginia’s rich and complicated history; a dear family and a collection of friends who love me in spite of myself; working close to where I live – 1 mile commute in which I see neighbors walking their dogs – tourist on foot and or bike, all smiling as they go