The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about my cats, my dogs, playing music, making pottery, art museums, the theater, literature, politics, newspapers and the law. Environmental causes, helping people and making the world a better place are important to me, too.
I typically spend my leisure time
My favorite activities are reading, playing music and spending time outdoors, whether it's camping, hiking, gardening, swimming, going to the park, taking a walk -- anything outdoors.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty, self-awareness, the ability to communicate thoughts and feelings effectively, the ability to compromise, and someone who lets other people be themselves.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I'm currently reading Cadillac Desert; Nine Horses; War and Peace; Full Dark, No Stars; The Shack; and Volume 3 of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. They're all good in their own way, and for various reasons. I recently finished A Child Called It, about the third worst child abuse case in California's history. It was difficult to read, but had a positive ending. It reminds that when you see something wrong, you should have the courage to point it out; you might save a life.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My friends and family.
- My intelligence and artistic abilities.
- My health.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Genuine, Loyal, Perceptive