The one thing I am passionate about...
hiking in the woods, the flora and fauna, a respite from urban life. the creative arts whether it takes the form of a film, a novel, a painting, music. i am forever looking for new inspirations. laughter with family and good friends. helping others, a passion that is satisfied by my job because of daily interactions with college students. travel, exotic terrains--a favorite was the rain forest in Costa Rica--the howler monkeys, two- and three-toed sloth, tent making bats, cutter ants, poison dart frogs, five foot iguanas...
I typically spend my leisure time
traveling, hiking, taking photographs, writing non fiction and poetry, finding bodies of water to submerge myself in, sharing experiences with friends, going to the movies, seeking out concerts, reading novels and newspapers, visiting new places, driving my cat crazy with a laser light.
The most influential person in my life has been
Mutual chemistry, a sense of optimism and curiosity, openness to sharing one another's interests, a quick sense of humor. Someone who is a good listener as I am one, whose baggage (we all have baggage) does not interfere with us. A person looking for friendship in addition to attraction.
The first thing people notice about me
My big eyes.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Commonwealth--Anne Patchett...Patchett brings all her characters to life and I find myself missing them after I have finished one of her books. She explores the after effect of an affair, from the perspective of all the children involved who find themselves clumped together during parental visits, the exes, their new spouses, the parents-in-law.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- good friends and family
- natural world
- creative talent
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Creative, Energetic, Intelligent
A little more about me
This has stayed with me since childhood, but for some reason I do not like photographs taken of me. I have few of them, as I am mostly the photographer. I will "man" up and have more taken to post to this page.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction
Books I've read
the poisonwood bible, bel canto, white teeth, paddy clarke ha ha ha, presumed innocent, the snowman, the blooding, behind the beautiful forevers, the orchid thief, monkeys are made of chocolate