About Cynthia Osterman: Cynthia is a lover of words, people and places. Her happiest moments are spent with son Holden, dog Ivy and too many wonderful friends to name individually. Her spiritual path is Buddhism and her professional path is journalism. She has had assignments in Chicago, Washington, D.C., London, Amsterdam, Paris and Vancouver as well as stint as a humanitarian relief volunteer in East Africa. She has worked from home as an editor since moving to Port Townsend in 2000.