Self-summary by what I like, abridged: laughing, reading, writing, the color green, cardamom, failblog and affiliated aggregators, riding bikes, glaciers, wine by candles, beer by fire, and getting up early in the morning for coffee by sunrise. Basic stats: Mainer. Infinitely proud about that. Sports! As my dad frequently gasps, mens sana in copore sano. Much schooling in New England, which I love. Continued schooling and working in Europe. At home on sea level and at best at high altitude.