Once I went into a fine chocolate shop intending to buy one piece. I left with a shopping bag full of chocolate. That doesn't mean I'm indecisive, just open to what life has to offer. In addition to boundless optimism and an outrageous sense of curiosity I possess one bicycle, two grown daughters, three dogs, four aged parents, and five digits on each hand and foot. Okay, I'm writing fiction already....two of the dogs belong to my daughters but I loved the pattern. Thus, my playful nature revealed. Showing is better than telling. Words matter, but actions matter more. I do my part to improve both the world, and myself, a little bit at a time. For me there's cycling, reading, writing, and spending time with my daughters (who live far away) and friends (who live nearby). For the world, I try to be a gracious presence, to perk up a room, to help out literacy organizations, and to cherish the good in everyone. I love to have fun and have a flexible definition "fun". Eyelashes on my car inspire smiles wherever I go. I like doing handstands, eating dim sum, going 35 mph downhill on my bike, and hitting the triple-word jackpot in Scrabble. And I’m generous too. That bag of chocolate I bought by accident? I gave it all away except one piece.
Okay, two pieces.