Last summer I enjoyed a third trip to China. They weren’t all enjoyable, mind you, the second was equally awe-inspiring and disappointing. Still, I have wonderful colleagues in Anhui Province, and there’s always a lot to learn about their rapidly changing world. This past summer I got to visit two villages, and two very different yet very amazing temples. I have also spent significant time in Ukraine. In fact it’s time for me to return Kyiv (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 still beyond the boundaries of the 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 modern day Dixie-crats to be funny, but I’m not there 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 the balance. You might still be figuring out your place in the world, or you might be questioning whether there is such a thing. You find beauty in imperfection, in people and in unscripted moments. If this sounds like you, we might like each other, which is a great place to start.