Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am an artist and teacher who recently moved back to Portland from
the Bay Area. I have been away 40 years! It has not been the
easiest transition. But I think I am a pretty strong person. I like
to plow through a problem so I can get to that great place of joy
without baggage. I appreciate good communication skills.
I'll try and summate: I am passionate, creative, adventurous,
healthy, fit, compassionate, funny.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Portland has been an adventurous, growth spurt. I am having time to
develop new interests and finding out what they are along the way.
Since moving here in July 2012, I have been working in the schools
as an art teacher with elementary, middle school students and
adults with disabilities. I have co-created an arts collective of
artists and writers with a social justice bent.
So what I am doing with my life is ...living it fully, with my
heart front and center. But I have to admit I miss having a partner
in crime for spontaneous mischief. I have been seeking adventure by
myself for awhile now, time for some company! You be good at you,
I'll be good at me. Big fun!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Creating something out of nothing, bringing people together,
teaching art. I have taught art in elementary schools for the last
20 years. I am good at integrating math, science, and language arts
into the lesson, enabling right brain learners a chance to grasp
the concept. I am good at finding the spark in a kid.
I am good at entertaining myself. I like to sing, dance, write
poems, take hikes, go to museums, do art. I am never bored.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A fairly random assortment...
Books by Thich Nhat Hanh, Andrew Weil, Le Petit Prince, James
Baldwin, Life of Pi , The Story of Ferdinand, The Mistress of
Spices, Catcher in the Rye, Angle of Repose, a book I have with
sculptures of Ruth Asawa and another about Andy Goldsworthy, The
Nature of Things-poems from the New Zealand Landscape
Movies-Woman in the Dunes
Galaxy Quest for a great laugh
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lost in Translation
Grand Torino (the actor, not the Republican)
As Good as it Gets
TV on Hulu,
Modern Family, Art21...
Music- Missing the Bay Area for AfroCuban music to dance to
Jazz- Thelonious Monk, Miles, Oscar Peterson
Madrigals, Habib Koite, Keb Mo, Zakir Hussein, Kate Wolf,
Tracy Chapman, Leonard Cohen...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
compassion, creativity, close friends, touch,
trees, water to get into, my son . OK seven things...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what I will do next in this journey and who might join me along
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you are kind, honest, and a good communicator. I hope you are
creative, spontaneous, like to laugh, have adventures,
I hope you are passionate in a relationship and with your life.
Who are you looking for?
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