I have lived in the "High Desert" since 1971. I like the dry air and sunshine some 350 days per year. I recently retired from a job in the travel industry, married my long term BF, and moved out in the country with our "his" and "hers" cats. I am very happy with my life changes. I love to read and that includes reading cookbooks. I have read all of the "Joy of Cooking" which is probably my all time favorite cook book.