The one thing I am passionate about...
I enjoy being in nature and hike in the summer, almost every day. I love the arts, especially creative writing and listening to music. Lately I've been listening to podcasts of authors reading short stories from the New Yorker. Of course, I love learning all sorts of new things, and am a fan of NOVA and other science programs. In my every day work, I have to solve complicated problems and come up with creative solutions to help children and their teachers. Sometimes an idea comes to me out of the blue when I'm on a walk or listening to music. It gives me great pleasure to help others in this way.
I typically spend my leisure time
When the weather is warm, I like to hike or walk on the beach. In the winter, I like to check out antique stores, read a good book, find an interesting movie. Last month I learned how to work with clay, and I plan to do more of that. I play a little guitar, but I enjoy listening to music - many kinds - and explore new artists as I learn of them through the radio of movie sound tracks.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty and a good sense of humor; someone who is relaxed & patient
The first thing people notice about me
I'm a good listener. I like to solve problems
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read everything I can. I last enjoyed "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. I read local news and try to get through the New Yorker Magazine (the cartoons at least) each week. I look for fun books or uplifting reading. I liked "Seabiscuit" (the race horse) because it showed that perseverance and hard work (and luck) make a difference. I attend local writer's presentations. I enjoy live poetry and fiction.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my daughter
- I am thankful for my education
- I am thankful for my health
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
While I may be shy at first, I do want to connect with people. I am a good friend.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Good listener, Intelligent, Kind
A little more about me
I may take my time to express my thoughts and feelings. Soon, I will be leaving this service, and I am exploring green singles as sitka.