A former journalist and wine consultant, I'm now on disability because I have MS. I am passionate about children's advocacy issues, Marc Chagall and international cuisine. My biggest pet peeve is people in the grocery checkout line who "forgot just one little thing" and leave the line, holding everybody else hostage until he or she finishes shopping. I enjoy helping my friends NCMystery Shopper, Mama's Kitchen and Chef V co-host the Beverages forum here on Zaar. Look forward to seeing everyone there!