Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have no idea how or why my photo decided to rest on its side or
why another picture did not come through. Sorry, and I hope you
don't get a crick in your neck as you look for a better view.
My early years were in the midwest but I transplanted myself to the
east coast and have never regretted the move. I came here with
fantasies of my name in lights on Broadway—didn't make it but had
fun trying; I did several seasons of summer stock, a bit of minor
TV and a short (very short) run off-Broadway, MFA from work at Yale
and BU. Marriage and motherhood changed my focus and I turned to a
career in education as a more stable choice. Now I am a retired
teacher (primarily in the junior high) and am delighted to have
time for my own work. It has given me pleasure to see some of it in
print, both in journals and anthologies. My husband and I shared a
love affair with words during our 45 years of marriage. After his
death I was able to get a novel of his published posthumously, and
working on that project gave me great satisfaction. Now I have to
work on getting my own creative juices going. I take part in 2
writing workshops and they provide some drive, but I have to
energize some on my own now to be truly happy. A need to enlarge my
parameters and get some new perspectives has led me to taking this
My daughter and 2 granddaughters are immensely important to
I am a good, supportive friend with a sly, sometimes unexpected
sense of humor; an empathetic companion who is easy to be around; a
bit of still water, and much, much more.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm figuring out what the next step will be. The first step is to
move to Long island, nearer my daughter and family. I'm ready for
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening and empathizing with others, following up on commitments,
showing my love for my family, reading in public or to an
interested listener in private (poetry or prose—my work or that of
others). I like to think that I'm good at my writing. Certainly I'm
proud of some of it and feel it reaches others.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't know! Some comments lead me to think eyes and smile and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Right now I'm reading mysteries, but my favorite classics are
Bronte's Wuthering Heights (I'm a romantic) and Hardy's Jude the
Obscure (I'm a realist). I enjoy music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s and
I regularly attended BSO rehearsals. I'll miss that. Do I like
food? Sure! Well cooked and interesting as well as family comfort
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughter and granddaughters—sense of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Making the rest of my life meaningful.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually watching the news of the week round-ups and then reading
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm very nervous about this whole match-up game. I'm sometimes shy
in strange situations and never had to look for men friends before.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I sound interesting to you and the kind of person you'd feel like
spending some time with and getting to know better. That time can
be online for a while and then in person should we choose. I'm told
I'm aging well and my pictures look true to me.. I think you'd
recognize me on the street.
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