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Meet eHarmony member #6473319776 A Single Woman in Des Moines, IA 65 / Physician

Never Few times a week I have kids

Black

  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'3"
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Des Moines
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Has Kids: I have kids
  • Pets: Cats, Dogs, Horses
  • Education: Doctorate
  • University: iowa state university, university of iowa, drake univrsity

Des Moines, IA Singles

Hi, I'm a Black woman, living in Des Moines, looking for a great guy. I have a Doctorate Degree from iowa state university, university of iowa, drake univrsity. I'm 5'3". I have kids.

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The one thing I am passionate about...

I am passionate about achieving social justice and even though it sounds corny "making this world a better place to live in." I believe Marting Luther King, Jr. was right when he said, no man can be free until all men are free. But above all I believe that no child should be the victim of the circumstances of her/his birth. No child ask to be born and once they are here all they want is love and acceptance.

I typically spend my leisure time

Watching movies-new and old (not big on sci-fi). Watching documentaries that jar your social conscience-ie. "For the Love of Water"; reading- primarily fiction; finding the time to read a newspaper is a treat; doing puzzles-logic are my favorite but I also like variety; soaking up sun by the ocean or any body of water; dancing - I love music of all kinds and moving to the beat (taking line dancing currently); I like walking with a friend - would love to do more; and outdoor activities that give you the opportunity to be amazed with the wonders of nature-ie. canoeing. Discussing life and the world with friends - not arguing.

The most influential person in my life has been

Honesty would be the obvious and most simple question. But, that is a layered question and it has to be a layered answer. The ability to embrace life with all your soul, a sincere desire and need to help others in whatever way is a match with your life and skills, a quest to experience new places, people and activites, an appreciate of not only active time but quiet time, and the ability to find exquisite joy in simple things. I guess I look for qualities which I strife to achieve myself. I don't expect perfection or ideal findings in any one person and I hope they wouldn't expect perfection in me or others.

The first thing people notice about me

My voice, my laugh and my smile.

The last book I read and enjoyed

"The Warmth of Other Suns". It gives you a real understanding of the social plight in America. It is a true account of the greatest migration of all times in America - the movement of African Americans from the South to the North from the early 1900's to the 1970's. I am currently reading Ken Follett's Century Trilogy and am engulfed in really understanding the underpinnings of world events starting with World War II. I love historical novels that are written well because they bring to life past times and help us understand events of the past in a "non-dry" fashion.

The three things which I am most thankful for

  1. My children - my son who is a college junior and my niece who is as much my child as my son. They are my heart.
  2. I am thankful for my loving parents. My mother who daily reminded me that I could be anything I wanted to be. They led us to understand that the ultimate challenge in life is to compete with yourself to be the best you can be in whatever you choose to do in life. And my dear wise father who taught me the meaning of this favorite phrase "I never meet a stranger."
  3. My varied and unique community of friends and my loving family. A fulfilling career which fulfills are quest for life long learning. There are so many more things I am thankful for and I look forward to sharing them with you, whoever and wherever you are.

The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me

That under my "outgoing personality" I am sometimes shy and a little bit vulnerable.

Friends Describe me as

Caring, Generous, Hard Working, Perceptive

A little more about me

I really do love life and try to find some element of happiness in everything I do. I have always felt comfortable with the idea of being alone and never dreamed of using an online service but as I watch the joy of those sharing their lives in their golden or as I say "liberated" years I have decided to think seriously about the possibility of a new relationship out there just waiting to happen, if I can muster up the courage and time to take a chance. I have become deeply involved in medical trips to Tanzania and feel this is a mission in life that I will continue to pursue with no end in sight.

I am
Very Liberal

What I like to read

Historical Fiction

Sports I enjoy watching

Gymnastics, Other, Skiing, Swimming, Track and Field

TV I like to Watch

Documentary/Non-Fiction, Other