I’m outgoing and irreverent; flip, funny and slight. I was born in the frozen north, to Scandinavian Lutherans, and raised in Minnesota (think Garrison Keillor); I’ve also lived in Chicago and Colorado. I finished up my undergraduate work and went to grad school here in Texas, but I was educated (a couple of light years ago) at the University of Chicago. I love bright, quirky passionate beings (being bright, quirky and passionate myself), and when I encounter such individuals, wherever I encounter them, friendship tends to follow. I have an eclectic group of friends, but once I become friends with someone, time and distance do not separate us.