Hi. I’m Liisa (lee-zah).

I’m a writer and paddler who loves old buildings (especially firehouses and doors), seriously crusty bread, and the Oxford comma.

I write mostly about fitness, history, and food.  Sometimes together, most often separately. Some people think it’s a weird combination, but it keeps me happy.

I’m also a personal trainer and dragon boat coach working and motivating people of all fitness levels. I believe in making a positive impact—which means responsible environmental stewardship, empowering people to realize their full potential, lauding good work, and generally being a good, compassionate citizen.