Paula Jolin spends most of her time avoiding things she should be doing, and doing things she shouldn’t.  On the productive hand, she runs three miles every day she gets up early enough, and makes a fantastic Moroccan pastille and a decent Thai curry and a melt-in-your-mouth Aloo pie.  She leans far enough to the left that she falls out the door and can tell you exactly what happened yesterday in health care reform, or not reform, as the case may be.  She also speaks Pirate and dreams in Arabic.  In her spare time, she writes books, reads manuscripts and takes care of two rambunctious hooligans.