The one thing I am passionate about...
This might be the result of my mid-60?s California roots, but I care deeply about the environment and about making the world a better place for my children and their children. Beyond turning off lights I'm not using or lowering my thermostat, you'll find me volunteering for disaster relief efforts, doing the CROP walk or Walk for Hunger with friends, and working in a non-profit that grows and distributes organically grown food for people in need.
I typically spend my leisure time
Listening to the Moth Radio Hour on NPR, curling up on the couch with the New Yorker, running in conservation land nearby...
The most influential person in my life has been
You are multi-dimensional. You have a real joie de vivre, whether we?re cheering the Red Sox or driving to New York City for a getaway weekend. You?re a rock-solid friend; people trust your dependability. And you care about making the world a better place - let's find a way to pay it forward together. You hold your own at my neighborhood potluck, and open your world to me, in turn. If I?ve had a long day, you surprise me with my favorite Italian red, or text during the day to say you?re thinking of me. You?ve built a wonderful life for yourself, and you?re looking for someone to share it with.
The first thing people notice about me
Spend a little time with me and you?ll soon realize that connections are really important to me. I?ll share a bottle of Barolo over dinner with neighbors, or cook for friends from my garden. And even though I?m a vegan, I still hold an annual lamb barbeque (with my special marinade) to gather close family and friends together in the spring. Relationships with those I care about are the fabric of life.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by LeCarre. I read it for my book group and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I loved the Smiley character development and the depth of feeling and poignancy in the different characters' relationships, which contrasted with the cold, calculating nature of the spy world. The topic of betrayal was woven throughout the book, which I also found interesting.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My two children
- Good health
- Good friends
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
While I may initially appear reserved, in reality, I am game for fun and adventure. I've gotten lost wandering in the alleys of Venice, and watched the sunrise at the summit of Haleakala. Closer to home, in the summer you can find me at a Red Sox game or heading to the movies with friends on a Friday night. I?ll dance through a Bruce Springsteen concert one weekend, and check out a folksinger at Club Passim the next. I?m all about celebrating the little things: impromptu coffee dates or a brunch on the beach with the Sunday NY Times. Life is made up of brilliant moments -- I?m looking to share them with someone great.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Kind, Loyal, Thoughtful
A little more about me
For balance in my life, I practice Vinyasa yoga, run to get the endorphins flowing, and practice meditation.
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Running, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis