The one thing I am passionate about...
Continuing to learn new things and grow throughout life; and giving to others, even in small ways such as by smiling at strangers, to help all of us remember our connection to each other and get through difficult times by sharing love and laughter.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy conversation, walking/exercise, movies, concerts/theatre, and games like cards or Scrabble. Music and dance are lifelong enjoyments; I currently sing in a choir and do modern dance. I love working with a group of people to accomplish something useful, such as helping people move or organizing a charity auction. I enjoy volunteering in schools and have taught music as a volunteer and coached HS mock trial. I like to travel and enjoy going to the beach or Canada. Last summer I traveled with a group to Peru, where we explored sacred sites and ceremony and learned about traditional weaving; and I was able to practice my Spanish.
The most influential person in my life has been
Kindness, humor, intelligence, affection, responsibility balanced with playfulness.
The first thing people notice about me
I am warm, energetic, optimistic, open.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read before I go to sleep most nights (though not for as long as I would like!) and would have to keep updating this. I enjoy historical novels, fiction and nonfiction, humor....and I also enjoy reading various magazines, including the New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good health for myself and my sons.
- The love, security and education my parents gave me.
- The kindness and encouragement we all share with one another.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That in addition to being smart and competent, I'm also kind and caring, sensitive and vulnerable.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Energetic, Funny, Intelligent
A little more about me
I love physical activity. Currently, I am doing yoga, in addition to walking/running and going to the gym for the weights and the exercise bike (a more frequent activity in winter). I am an independent thinker and tend to question conventional wisdom, though I don't go out of my way to be controversial. Politically I am generally liberal, but I don't spend much time discussing politics.
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
pillars of the earth, the help, the english patient, hawaii, a course in miracles, the power of now, chop wood carry water, kitchen table wisdom, the mayan calendar and the transformation of consciousness, no fave
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to listen to
no fave, beethoven, no fave, gordon lightfoot, simon & garfunkel, beatles, beach boys, jackson browne, beethoven, mozart, dvorak, bernstein, bach
Music I like to perform
Classical, Folk and Traditional, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Drama, Educational, Political
Favorite Movies to Watch
four weddings and a funeral, love actually, immortal beloved
TV I like to Watch
I don't like to watch TV