Last summer I enjoyed a third trip to China. They weren’t all enjoyable. The second was equally awe-inspiring and disappointing. Still, I have wonderful colleagues in Anhui Province, and there’s so much to learn about their rapidly changing world that it's worth the time and effort. This past summer I got to visit two villages and two different yet amazing temples.
I have also spent significant time in Ukraine. In fact it’s time for me to return. Kiev is calling. I miss some amazing, hard to describe things about Ukrainian life.
Back in the US, I work at a state university. Where I profess to some amazing students. Hell, I'll profess to anybody.
I had some interesting musician parents and was raised on a diet of jazz, choral, folk, and a bunch of stuff I didn't want to listen to at the time, musical vegetables so to speak. My tastes are not quite "popular".
I liked the question, "Can anything be funny?" Remember Monty Python lampooning the Spanish Inquisition? Okay, so that one took a few centuries, but with enough time anything can be funny. I’m still waiting for the tea-party to be funny - no signs yet.
Who am I seeking? Someone kind, open, and respectful of her world. It turns out I can be cynical. I don’t want to be, and I could use some balance. You might still be figuring out your place in the world - or questioning whether there is such a thing. You find beauty in imperfection, in people and in unscripted moments. We might like each other, which is a good place to start.