I live on the north side of Seattle, in a gentle little house, with my children Grace and Joey. They're remarkably well named; Grace is graceful and sometimes even gracious, and Joey is as bouncy as any baby kangaroo. The kids are seven and five respectively, so they don't have LJs yet. I am fibromyalgic and sometimes chemically depressive, though both are pretty well medicated; I'm also busier than a hen with her tailfeathers on fire right now, so I don't post as often as I'd like. I'm a culturally Jewish atheist. I write poems and songs on commission as a business; if you're interested, the website is PocketPoems.Net. I brag about my kids a lot. I am probably neither much stranger nor much less strange than you are.