I'm a college teacher--communications specialist--who loves
work, my son, my new grandson, my students, my home, my garden, my
travels, my friends. Starting to think about slowing down,
traveling more, cooking more, making new friends, learning and
understanding more. I've lived all over--France, Switzerland,
Chile, Germany, Australia--and still love immersing myself in other
cultures. Now that I'm more settled, I make it my business to know
a little bit about everything--all the new ideas and happenings. I
want to keep my fingers on the pulse....
What I’m doing with my life
Working some, enjoying my family and friends, reading too much,
wondering how to give back, thinking about politics and world
affairs and feeling guilty that I'm not doing more to save the
world, always happy to find the time to just sit in the sun with a
good book and a glass of white wine, but wondering if there's still
time to make a difference.
I’m really good at
teaching, laughing, eating, drinking, traveling, writing,
having a good time, kissing, cooking, decorating, amusing my
grandson, keeping plants alive, talking to animals, talking to
myself, worrying about the stock market, wasting time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I wish I knew! If I did, I'd fix it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Philip Roth, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Golden
Notebook, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, or just the last one I've
read--e.g. The Signature of All Things. Love non-fiction
too--cognitive science, behavioral economics, analysis of current
events, travel writing, books about transitions. I'm a magazine nut
too--about 20 subscriptions from Harper's and Atlantic to
Architectural Digest and National Geographic Traveller....
Movies? Love 'em!! Used to teach the stuff! Just rewatched the
Godfather trilogy again and it was awesome. Too many to name, but
not enough good ones lately! If it's French or Italian, I'll
probably love it. Lately I'm finding amazing films I missed in the
past on Showtime, HBO, Starz, the Sundance Channel. And really good
TV is a joy too. Music? Jazz, Yoyo Ma, Chris Botti, saxophone, Rod
Stewart singing oldies, 60's favorites, latin music, samba, movie
scores, piano bar, Chopin nocturnes, Spanish guitar, Madeline
Peyroux, playing pre-recorded tunes on my keyboard with my 3-yr-old
grandson on my lap as I sing along and he struggles to learn the
The six things I could never do without
a warm, supportive community
stuff to read
plants and flowers
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I can transition to working less, traveling and cooking a lot
more, and "giving back" in some meaningful way.
On a typical Friday night I am
feeling good that I sailed through another week, hanging with
friends to celebrate, meeting someone like you?--or just sipping
white wine with a video or HBO.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Though everyone thinks of me as a "people person," I really do love
my own company!
You should message me if
you're looking for a great travel partner, a good talker and
listener, a good meal.