These are a few of my favorite things: smart people, funny people, warmhearted people and those very rare people who are willing to admit when they're wrong; the lessons of history; the beauty of the English language in its myriad manifestations; pizza, earth's most perfect food group; caramel apples (if the apples are still crisp.)
My most un-favorite things: teeming crowds, prevaricators, indiscriminate urban and suburban development and the collateral destruction of farms and farm land, commercial advertising, road-hogging minivans and gargantuan SUVs, rude people, shopping, Wal-Mart.
Although I take some things seriously, that doesn't include myself. I trade the stock market during the week yet have a flexible schedule. I'm grateful that my life can be unstructured, unlike earlier years practicing law and/or going to school all the time. There's a gym in my basement and I use it regularly, every other day. My home on acreage provides ample opportunities for open-air exercise and I combine gardening and landscaping as often as possible. Love stuff that blooms, making Spring my favorite season.
I grew up with organized religion a significant part of my life yet it no longer has a hold on my psyche. I seek and have come to trust the truth of my own experience for guidance yet I am no one's judge and have a hands-off approach to people's strongly held belief systems, religious or otherwise. I am a free thinker who values intimacy and relationships over material things. I care nothing for being "right" all the time and, yes, can and do admit it when I'm not.