63 San Leandro, CA
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My self-summary
The word ‘summary’ doesn't quite get it for me. That word sounds similar to summit. And who is at the summit? Back in the day when I used to back pack, as you climbed the mountain the view expanded. I am still on the trail. The question is more like ‘what does the view look like now?’
Relationships are important to me. Gratitude is very important to me. Since low self esteem is such dreaded disease, I like letting people know how empowered they are. My spiritual life is important. I have a healthy sense of humor. Humor is important to me because it offsets how serious we can take ourselves. I think that is very important. I am moving through life being progressive and creative, and having fun. Honoring, respecting and being mindful of the moment. I love getting out into nature. Mother Nature makes me feel free, empowered, in love and aligned with the harmonious flow of life and its natural course. Living in the bay area fulfills that need in numerous ways.
Like everyone else I have my shadows. Ciao!
What I’m doing with my life
While trying to keep a perspective with the ongoing development of the mural of my life, I simultaneously am trying to be in the moment of the details of this painting.
I’m really good at
Making people feel comfortable. Letting people know and reminding them of what their gifts and blessings are. Good at being a good listener.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am outgoing. I am easy to get along with. People are comfortable with me after a few minutes into the conversation. I don’t say this out of being egotistical. Family & friends have told me this. This may be because I work hard at not judging. No matter what the relationship, I try to accept people wherever they are coming from, even if they are conflicting, negative, and hostile. Obviously on some days it is not an easy thing to do and that is ok. Trying to to live by one of Einstein's quotes, 'The Universe is a friendly place.'
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can’t say I have a favorite movie. There isn’t any one that I need or have to go back to. I like many. I also like documentaries.
I like non fiction over fiction. I like reading about successful people (visionaries), and their journeys to success. I like reading from or reading about progressive thinkers.
Music is a minor addiction. I like different kinds of music- - jazz, most rock, world music, symphonic, some new age, some prog rock. I take country/western and opera in small dosages. I don’t prefer rap. I’m ok with other people liking it. It’s just not for me.
I am not heavy into sports. I love watching a good game of anything though. I would not say no to free tickets to anything, especially a play off, a World Series game, an NBA championship or, of course, the Super Bowl. I don’t do video games, never did.

I really don’t watch TV on a consistent basis. These days my latest fascination has been the fusion of spirituality, psychology and neurology. And there is an emerging science that is creating a very cool and dynamic dialogue in those worlds now.
I love going to the theater, drama, comedy, musicals, live music (concerts, jazz clubs, etc.) should the opportunity present itself.
I am open to almost anything in the arts. It is a matter of enjoying multi sensory aesthetics.
Food: Almost anything. I used to be vegetarian for 25 years. Some friends of mine are trying to reconvert me. Don't have issues eating vegan or vegetarian. It's all good and it better taste good.
The six things I could never do without
Family, close supportive good friends, meditation, life long learning in many modes, personal growth, the bay area, the outdoors. Is that 6?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where do I start? Life is a myriad of fascinations.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work most Fridays nights these days because of the job. But if this question is referring to a night before having a few days off, I unwind by watching a movie at home or the theater, or read a book, or visit family members. I come from a large family. If an engagement shows up on my social calendar, more than likely I will go.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have strong desire to get back to playing the piano and I need to get disciplined about it.