I have been a journalist and photographer for more than 40 years. I am a self-employed freelance writer for magazines and newspapers -- my main outlet is the Waynesboro News Virginian (a daily newspaper). I have been the editor of the award-winning Virginia Native Plant Society State Newsletter for more than 25 years. I also co-own a small publishing company -- Lot's Wife Publishing. My work focuses on outdoor activities (hiking, biking, etc.) and environmental advocacy.