Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm happy about being a grampa to two fun grandsons. My career
(semi-retired) was/is about water quality, as an environmental
engineer. I do a bit of consulting. After about 45 years on and off
in Massachusetts, I came to New Mexico in 1999. The initial
attraction was landscapes and differentness, and I have stayed
because of the diverse people I have met here. I built a wooden
boat that sits in my driveway wanting me to finish recaulking the
seams so I can get her out on Cochiti and Heron Lakes. I read lots
of novels, subscribe to the New Yorker, am very curious about
everything and ask lots of questions, I hope not to the point of
annoyance. I run and mountain bike in the foothills and hike and
cross-country ski. I like live music and find that there is just
enough here, with occasional trips to the Lensic. I'm a fan of the
Santa Fe Institute and like to attend their public talks. I just
spent a great weekend in Nashville (actually Leiper's Fork),
including some live music (it's not all about cowboy hats and songs
like "my whole life was shot when I came home to an empty lot"). A
few years ago when I had more land, I sold produce at a farmer's
market, cared for some goats, and fed apples from my tree to the
neighbor's horses. At my current abode, I have built a fish pond
and am about to start experiments in aquaculture.
What I’m doing with my life
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Enjoying semi-retirement. I don't ever want to retire because I
think I have contributions yet to make. I get paid for some
consulting and I'm happy to do pro bono work for the right cause,
such as climate change. Also do some volunteer work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, woodworking, writing the occasional poem, trying new
things like playing Celtic fiddle which is not easy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The English Patient, Ishiguro, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence
of Arabia, films by Robert Altman, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Mann, The
Cranberries, Alasdair Fraser, Mark O'Connor, YoYo Ma, Barbara
Kingsolver, Wendell Berry, TS Eliot, Mary Oliver, Parkington
Sisters, John Updike, Julian Jaynes, ee cummings, DeLillo, Life of
Pi, Patty Griffin, Patty Larkin, Mary Black, Gershwin, 15th and
16th century music played on original instruments, The Outpost...
where do I stop?
Food: I make a great bouillabaisse and other seafood dishes. Result
of many years living on the New England coast. and sushi
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Exercise. Music. Poetry. Some sense of contact with the spiritual
realm. Snow. A woman who shares most of the same six (or more)
things. Not in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Climate change. Worrying about anything else is like rearranging
the deck chairs on Titanic.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading and/or watching Bill Moyers
You should message me if
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