My name is Bess. I’m a former attorney, now recovering. 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.

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: You should probably stop eating starchy and sugary foods repeatedly every day. And you should probably eat more butter.