Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Born in Brooklyn and and raised in Queens, I've lived in Manhattan,
Northampton (MA), Los Angeles (CA), and Barcelona (Catalunya). I
returned to NYC in 1996.
Close friends say I am warm, empathetic, sympathetic,
funny, and all kinds of other positive adjectives. My cats say
don't pay enough attention to them. My students say I am too hard
& demanding (but some of them later tell me that they learned
more failing my class than in classes where they got good
What do I say? To quote Winnifred the Woebegone, "I'm SHY,
incredibly SHY..." (If you get the reference, you understand.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Teaching history (mostly Western Civ) at CUNY.
Singing major choral works with a large chorus -- email me if you
want information about our Carnegie Hall performances -- and
singing music of the 14th & 15th centuries with a small a
Trying to do the NY Times crossword puzzle and fending off my cat's
"help" at the same time. And yes, I still use the "dead tree"
version of the Times.
Knitting and crocheting. Going on local hikes.
Spoiling my two cats.
Trying to figure out where to put things in my new apartment
realizing that I need more bookcases).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making my friends laugh. Bringing history to life for my students.
Petting my cats.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depends on the situation, I expect. I'd hope it was my vibrant
personality, sense of humor, and/or rich alto voice. I suspect,
this being a dating site, that it is my weight. I am not
A brand-new acquaintance said that the first thing she noticed was
my "regal bearing." My mother would be so proud!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite activity: going to performances of The Paul Taylor
(A) Authors: Terry Pratchett
, Neil Gaiman
, Frank McCourt
, Patrick O'Brian
, and many
(B) Television/Movies: The Wire
, Dr. Who
, I, Claudius
, Buffy the Vampire
, Lion in Winter
(the ORIGINAL, not
the remake!!!), La Reine Margot
, Juana La Loca
, and many more.
(C) Music, Genre & Composer: Renaissance
(mostly traditional), Scandinavian
, Astor Piazzola
, JS Bach
, Cole Porter
& many, many more.
(C) Music, Performers: The Bobs
, Karen Akers
, Gerard Souzay
, Johnny Cunningham
, Silly Wizard
, the Tallis Scholars
the Buena Vista Social
, Bare Necessities
, Bonnie Raitt
, & many, many more.
(D) Food: Thai, Sushi, French, really good bread (especially
sourdough), imported dark chocolate, dry red wine (French, Chilean,
Spanish, Californian), single malt scotch (not too smokey:
Bunnahabhain, Glen Morangie), omelets, coffee, ice cream, coffee
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
good dark chocolate
The Paul Taylor Dance Company
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why students don't bother to read or follow the directions.
What Paul Taylor's dances mean.
Why the apartment doesn't clean itself.
Why Artemus, my 3 year old boy cat, finds it necessary to gallop
around the apartment & bounce off the walls when I am trying to
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home watching TV &/or reading the discussions on Television
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Not really private, just odd for a born-&-raised NYC girl: I
like moving Big Rocks. Really Big Rocks. As in 300-pound (or
larger) granite boulders. I discovered this odd predilection when I
went on my first Volunteer Vacation
by the American Hiking
. In five years of vacations working on the Iron Goat
Trail, I've helped build a puncheon bridge and a rock wall, learned
to drive a toter, used macleods, pulaskis, and rock bars, dug
ditches & post-holes, hacked away at old fallen trees while
clearing brand new trail, and discovered the joy of pure physical
labor. I've also worked on trails in Montana & West Virginia.
One of these years, I'm going to work on a trail in Alaska.
You should message me if
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You found anything in my profile which piqued your interest. You
like Brahms. Or Bach. Or Josquin. Or the Paul Taylor Dance
You should NOT email me if you use text-message spelling. Sorry,
but if you are going to write, why not take the extra time to write
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