We are Tamim, a writer and lecturer; and Deborah, conference and event planner. We have two daughters who are grown and live in New York. We enjoy movies, books, cooking, art, theater, camping, woodworking, sewing, watching sports on TV, laughing, and dreaming. Tamim runs a 65-year-old writing workshop and Deborah is on the organzing committee of a weeklong, city-wide literary festival ("Litquake.") We have a fluffy, black cat named Raoul who spends much of his time outdoors but comes inside to sleep, eat, and sometimes to purr.