The one thing I am passionate about...
I really love to travel in order to experience other cultures, and I love to cook from those cultures. I like live performance of almost any kind, and I like getting together with friends on a regular basis. I feel it's important to support the causes I'm interested in both with my time and my money eg environment, the poor and disadvantaged, and the arts
I typically spend my leisure time
I like walking, both in the city and in the wilderness. I really love reading and usually have at least one book going at all times. And I like to cook for people!
The most influential person in my life has been
Is there just one? Intelligence, honesty, optimism and a zest for living.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably my intelligence and energy.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a sort of retelling of Hamlet, but set in Minnesota, with a mute boy and his mother. It was really good, but, like Hamlet, tragic. My favorite genre of relaxation reading is murder mysteries, especially British, although I loved the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful that I am close to my extended family
- I am thankful for my wonderful daughter
- I am thankful that I am healthy
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Once people know me, I think the thing they say is that I am sympathetic and kind.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Hard Working, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
Almost all the good relationships I've had in my life began as friendships, and I believe that, for me, that's the best way to really get to know someone.