The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about international traveling and learning new cultures. I love spending time outdoors. I care deeply about preserving our natural environment. I am a long distance walker....traveling other countries at weeks at a time. My dog loves to walk me each evening.
I typically spend my leisure time
Hiking is my ultimate passion.Walking my dog.Scuba diving.Reading.
The most influential person in my life has been
I find the qualities that appeal to me most are centered around kindness and compassion. If one practices compassion toward all living things, I believe that envelops so many other qualities. Spontaneity and humor is always a good mix, it keeps the flame alive. My passions revolve around travel and nature and discovering new cultures. I find the simple pleasures in life, the most rewarding. A healthy lifestyle allows one to get the most out of this life.
The first thing people notice about me
My height. Easy going smile.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Finishing up The Nature Fix...a most fascinating read...it hits home for me. Recently read - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. I thoroughly enjoyed Susan Cain's book. Also, just finished up - The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt - interesting mix of ancient wisdom and the positive pysch movement. Next on the list is Jared Diamond's - The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good health
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Easy-Going, Energetic, Happy
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
unbroken; dreams from my father; long walk to freedom; out of africa; when breath becomes air, h is for hawk; all the light we cannot see, becoming wise, an inquiry into the mystery and art of living; a plea for the animals; the nature fix
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to perform
Blues, Classical, Folk and Traditional, Jazz, Latin
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Drama, Educational
Favorite Movies to Watch
the shawshank redemption; pulp fiction; schindler's list; one flew over the cuckoo's nest; gladiator, the piano, legends of the fall, the red violin, love actually; titanic; notting hill; pride and prejudice; ghost; an officer and a gentleman;
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, News/Journalism
My Favorite TV Shows
cnn, charlie rose, fareed zakaria, planet earth; the blue planet; life; forks over knives; cooked; foodmatters;, cnn, charlie rose, fareed zakaria; bbc; frontline; nova