I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
–Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
In another life, Jen was an English teacher; she’s now a librarian, which means her voracious appetite for knowledge (some of it seemingly useless) is always on, full force. She loves to learn and explore new territory both both physically and intellectually. She currently calls the Twin Cities home with her husband Sean, but her roots are in Minnesota’s Iron Range. She has hung her hat (and left a bit of her heart) in other places across the country from northeast Iowa’s driftless region to the panhandle of Florida. Wherever she goes, she seems to be known for her unique vocabulary including phrases such as looney-tunes, crazy pants and between you, me, and the banana tree. When she’s not fake farming, geeking out about Catholic theology, or listening to public radio; she delights in surprising Sean with just how random and unpredictable she can be (which is a little predictable, just don’t tell her that).