My name is Bess. I’m an attorney by training but now work in product management. I like making stuff. I like understanding how things work (and how things don’t work, and why things work when you didn’t think they would, and vice versa). I studied creative writing in college and have been procrastinating about it ever since.

I consider myself a Millennial, though on the elder cusp. I think the basic test for being a Millennial is whether you wrote school papers using a computer, citing information you found on the internet.  I’m not sure exactly where the Millennial / Generation Z cultural cutoff falls, although I suspect it has something to do with smartphone usage.

As a grown-up, I’ve developed a deep fascination with health and nutrition. If you haven’t yet read The Big Fat Surprise or Good Calories, Bad Calories, you should. The short version: Stop eating starchy and sugary foods repeatedly every day. It’s really bad for you.