I am an experienced writer, having written over thirty articles for Her Voice, a central Minnesota women’s magazine, as well as countless articles for several other local publications. I was the press officer for several years at Crow Wing County Community Services, where I also wrote The Rag, the unofficial staff newsletter. (We specialized in fake news.) I am regularly asked to emcee retirement parties, birthday bashes, and class reunions. In a previous life I may have been a stand-up comic.