Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have been on an interesting journey for this last half century
and am looking forward to the next phase of my life. I dislike the
idea of writing a summary about myself, but I do want you to have
some understanding of who I am as a person. And I want to
understand who you are as a person as well.
Above all, I am a kind, caring and compassionate woman with a
strong desire to do my part to leave the world a better place for
future generations. I enjoy being with people, but also relish
quiet time alone. I can be relaxed and easy going, but also intense
and hard working. I am independent, idealistic, curious,
peace-loving, complex, contradictory, tenacious, down to earth and
not materialistic. I have a strong spirit of adventure and a love
for the outdoors. If you are familiar with Myers Briggs, I am
pretty much a textbook INFJ and connect best with fellow
I am interested in serious issues like climate change, alternative
energy, the economy and health care reform. I am a voracious reader
and enjoy both fiction and non-fiction. I watch very little TV and
have no interest in professional sports, so I am pretty clueless on
Politically, I lean pretty far to the left although I am not
affiliated with a political party. Ideologically, I am most closely
aligned with the Green Party. I am not religious, but am interested
in exploring and discussing spirituality. If I had to give myself a
religious sort of label, I am comfortable with either secular
humanist or ignostic.
I have three amazing kids, ages 22, 26 and 28.
I am an avid cyclist and rode my bike across the US in 2011 -
Seattle to DC. I would like to do two more cross country cycling
trips (Southern tier and TransAm Trail) and would love to ride in
other parts of the world as well. I also enjoy hiking and kayaking.
Although cycling is a big part of my life, it is not essential for
it to be a big part of yours. If it is - great! I just need to be
with someone who will accept that it is part of my life.
I am seeking a meaningful and lifelong relationship with someone
who has similar interests and values. Above all, I am looking for
someone who is open minded, caring, intelligent, emotionally
healthy and willing to share their deepest thoughts and feelings. I
am more interested in who you are than in what you do. I value a
kind heart more than money or status.
BIG PLUS if you love dogs!
REALLY BIG PLUS if you can make me laugh!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in
your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
It is important to me to be doing something, in some way, to make
the world a better place.
I have been in the real estate business since 1999. For many years,
I thoroughly enjoyed helping people with the home purchase and sale
process. Since the market crashed, I have found that most of the
joy has gone out of the real estate business.
I am currently evaluating my career options and am considering
obtaining a teaching credential.
I maintained a detailed blog (www.BigRide2011.com
) on my cross
country bike trip and am currently working on turning it into a
With the right partner, I would love to embark on a major adventure
- wwoofing, a stint in the Peace Corps, cycling just about anywhere
in the world...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Above all, I am kind, caring and compassionate. I am a great
listener and a life long and true friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am an avid reader - all time favorites include "Gone With the
Wind", "The Grapes of Wrath", "1984" and "Into the Wild".
Currently reading/recently read books include a wide variety of
non-fiction books about the economy, energy and the environment as
I spend much time contemplating these types of topics:
"Collapse" by Jared Diamond
"Overshoot - The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change" by
William R. Catton
"Fleeing Vesuvius - Overcoming the Risks of Environmental Collapse"
- collection of essays by a number of prominent authors
"The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein
"The Breakdown of Nations" by Leopold Kohr
"The Crash Course" by Chris Martenson
"This Time is Different" by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth
"The Long Descent" by John Michael Greer
"Aftershock - The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert
Recently read fiction selections - "The Help" and "The Hunger
As far as music, I am a classic rock gal - a die hard Beatles fan
and especially a John Lennon fan.
Food - not picky. I generally eat healthy foods. I am not
vegetarian, but eat very little meat. I'm not a big fan of sushi...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Besides the things we take for granted like air, water, food and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend much time thinking about the future of the world,
particularly the interrelationship between the environment, the
economy and energy. I am especially concerned about climate change
and the challenges that human civilization will be facing in the
coming decades as a result of it. I am trying to figure out how to
play a greater role in becoming part of the solution to this
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either out with friends or at home reading a book...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I will tell you anything - just ask!
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