I am an editor, writer, and sewist. I craft words for world-changers and form idea-shapes from fibre for forest-lovers. Where is my heart, though, really? In promoting cross-understanding by curating commonalities among people and inviting them in through choice words. Recently, I stepped away from the words and learned how to hire, fire, negotiate, choose lumber, run payroll, rely on my partner, and talk nice by designing and building an energy efficient home in Canada’s near boreal forest. The bright northern sun mostly heats and lights our house and the forest right outside keeps me healthy and feeds my soul.