Zan and I crossed paths virtually thanks to Merlin Mann. He probably retweeted a photo I posted from Cincinnati. Merlin grew up here and Zan is also from the area (Oxford to be precise.)

I should mention, these are everyone’s real names!

Anyway, Zan and I started following each other, as you do, and bandied about here and there. (She writes real good so I was an immediate fan.)

She and her fella were popping down to Ohio to visit family in 2010 so we met up at the farm in Oxford.

Some time after? They moved here and now I get to see her and J more often, but never enough.