LESLIE JERNEGAN, with Wisconsin inscribed on her birth certificate and in her spirit, embodies a land of homey pubs and genuine how-are-you’s. Forever nostalgic about farm fields, hometown memories and Madison, she’s also an innate wanderer. From studying and working in Asia, Europe, South America and Alaska, to fashioning makeshift car-hotels on cross-country drives, she’s never without stories to tell. Good thing her stacks of childhood-to-present-day journals, poems, lyrics and fiction, and degrees in English and Spanish attest her joy in telling them. Welcoming new excursions, reflections and gratifying uncertainty, she’s onto her next setting: Virginia and (who knows?).