The one thing I am passionate about...
Learning, teaching and expanding my understanding of other cultures are exciting. I work in public health with people from all corners of the world. Everyday is full of surprises and new discoveries. Life is beautiful, enchanting, and short. I am committed to making every moment count.
I typically spend my leisure time
Gardening, travel, trying interesting cuisines, shopping for second hand treasures. Getting outdoors. Hiking in local foothills with my dogs. Live entertainment - music, theater, performance art, gallery shows, some more unusual entertainment when it strikes my fancy. I love to cook, experiment with food and wines and enjoy meaningful conversation and discoveries.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for my all-in, ride or die, co-adventurer and passionate soul mate to blaze trails along side me in this amazing 2nd half of our lives. I appreciate a man who is self-confident, self-aware, emotionally generous, has some true passions and tries to live a loving, honest, fearless life. Philanthropy is important to me and so finding a mate who sincerely values his contribution to the world would be a deeply appreciated gift. One who enjoys simplicity and stillness and embraces the challenge of chaos and the unknown also a plus. Quirky sense of humor goes a long way too. :)
The first thing people notice about me
Humor I would guess. While I often must be quite serious I try to temper that with a big dose of silliness. Laughter sometimes is the best medicine.
The last book I read and enjoyed
All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr's beautifully lyrical and haunting book set in WWII France. It's been a while since I've felt touched by a writer. It's a fictional novel but reads like a poetic biography. Almost finished with it...
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My creative adult kids & good friends. The hub of life!
- Being able to find some humor in life even when it's not so obvious.
- Freedom of expression and thought , religion and love, politics, art, music, passions, disagreement - all of the amazing choices we enjoy!
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That underneath the nerdy glasses, scrubs, unflattering lab coat and goofy looking clogs lies a really cool chick with amazing style and wicked collection of very high heels.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Generous, Intelligent, Perceptive
A little more about me
I'm not at all afraid of spiders.I can change a tire and install a garbage disposal.I make killer creme br�l�e French toast.I'm the softest spot to land on at the end of a hard day and the strongest arm to pull you back from the edge.I always win at Scrabble.I'm a curvy 12 and a double D - come on you know you wanted to ask. Ok seriously now...I'm a grounded, level headed (though perhaps a little thrill seeking), loving, nurturing woman. It's important that those in my life feel loved everyday and supported in pursuing their goals/ dreams. Being a widow, I know how precious relationships are. I truly appre
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, History
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Football, Soccer
Music I like to perform
Movies I like to Watch
Comedy, Educational, Historical Drama
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama, News/Journalism, Other