I live in Long Lake, Minnesota. I enjoy gardening, bird watching, reading, writing, walking, bike riding and spending time with my 3 grand kids. I have 2 great sons. I am retired after working for many years as a course developer and training instructor for Honeywell, Inc. I have also worked at a family owned garden center and, more recently, owned and operated a cool little gift shop in Wayzata, Minnesota. I collect vintage marbles, vintage radios and old pocket knives. I also make hand tooled leather goods that are sold on the Etsy site I share with my partner, Debra, at http://www.manitobagifts.etsy.com. I am a fortunate person. Life is very good.