I get up in the morning for coffee -- black -- and the New York Times. Or deadlines. I love politics, particularly the local stuff like city councils and planning commissions and people who are passionate about their neighborhoods. I like wine. I want to learn to sew. And bake bread. I love when my husband, an amateur gourmet chef, cooks dinner. I dream of owning a newspaper. And a coffee shop. I love quotes. "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman"