I'm from a big family with roots in rural upstate New York but have been enjoying NYC and its random bits of wonderful for over 20 years. Kayaking on the Hudson, indoor or outdoor bocce ball, Carnegie Hall, biking on Randall's Island, miniature golf on Governor's Island. Jimmy Stewart at a Bryant Park movie, museum exhibits, making gingerbread houses with the kids, opera, and attempting the tango on a Hudson River pier. I aspire to be outdoorsy and recently have had a blast rediscovering cross-country skiing, but I'm no athlete. I dig public radio (WNYC, WFUV, WBGO).
Setting aside the laundry list of activities and interests, what I really hope to share are values like kindness, passion, community, hard work, curiosity and integrity.
My age and photos are accurate.
What I’m doing with my life
Mothering two brilliant and lovely girls (ages 9 & 13), who primarily live with me.
I transitioned a few years ago to my DREAM job, doing policy work in support of legal services for the poor. I can't say that I'm saving the world, but it's WAY more satisfying than my former life as a big firm litigator.
I’m really good at
Cooking, but no delusions about opening a restaurant or getting on the Food Network.
Being a fierce advocate.
Figuring things out and getting things done.
And, it turns out that I'm good at braving a blizzard to catch a show at City Winery -- even when my buddy bailed on me.
The first things people usually notice about me
The wild and (increasingly) gray-streaked hair. The green eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I appreciate quality, but am not too fussy and always eager to try new things. A sampling:
It's a Wonderful Life, The Red Balloon, The Thin Man series, Do the Right Thing, Philadelphia.
Pink makes me shake my bootie; John Legend makes me swoon. Liking Alabama Shakes. Enjoyed my first opera a couple years ago. Hope to get back to Mamou, Louisiana on a Saturday morning to hear the house band and dance with the crawfish farmers.
Rachel Maddow, The Good Wife, Top Chef, Jon Stewart AND Trevor Noah. Was a fan of Weeds, The Wire, and Homicide.
Savory over sweet. Red over white. Tap over bottled. Cooking for others over going out (usually).
The six things I could never do without
Potato chips (sometimes, dark chocolate)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My to-do list. Menu planning. Nonprofit infrastructure.
On a typical Friday night I am
It could be anything. I like Friday nights -- they've always struck
me as the time of the week with the most possibility.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was on the math team in high school.
Despite my bravado, sometimes I get weary and need a little
tenderness. As the kids say, bonus points if you know the
You should message me if
You've got old school manners, progressive politics, common sense
and enthusiasm. Pretty please, say what you mean and mean what you
You're looking for a meaningful relationship and maybe to fall in
love again. GGG would be a nice bonus (which, for me, does not mean
poly or FWB).
Thank you for respecting my preferred age range.