So, here is the obligatory list of things about me. The kind of
stuff that interests me. I would like to say up front that these
things change over time and so I try not to over emphasize the
importance of having any one in particular in common. At the end of
the day it is the willingness to share the basic attributes that
define our humanity that is important to me; the joy, sorrow,
lessons learned, ambitions and hopefully the desire to make life
better for the people that are part of your intimate circle. ok,
here it goes.
I am very interested in art (sketch) you can find me at the Met
sketching sculpture or sketching from life at the Art Student
League, I go Saturday mornings and have also enrolled my children
in the program the League has for young people. They have both
taken to it and I am pleased.
I also enjoy music. I play a little guitar and piano (rock, blues,
Flamenco, classical). I like all kinds of music: Latin, dance,
classical, jazz, old school R&B, rock, metal, world etc. and
love being turned on to new sounds.
I am also an avid reader of novels. My favorite authors right now
are Virginia Woolf, Mann, Joyce, and Faulkner. I just finished "To
the Lighthouse" by V. Woolf, and recently purchased two courses
from the teaching company that include lectures covering her work.
Can't say enough about her.
I have just started "Long Day's Journey into Night" by O'Neill. I'm
also reading Buddhism for the Non Religious and I'll mix in a
passage from Barthes "A Lover's Discourse" as well.
I think it would be fun to read with someone and share thoughts and
ideas as we move through a novel together and I love being
introduced to a new literary voice.
I love to cook, grew up in the Italian home of my grandparents. I
am pretty good at the traditional Sicilian all day Sunday meal. I
can do vegetarian as well but as I said I grew up in a Sicilian
house so I am an omnivore, lol.
I grew up in a working class neighborhood and still enjoy many of
the activities that were part of my childhood. I like to take in a
Mets game or watch the Jets on a Sunday, I also like shooting pool
or playing darts in a dive bar and I love poker.
I also love the outdoors, especially places that are peaceful (the
cloisters, on the lake at central park, the beach on Fire Island
clothing optional ; )
I like to live as anxiety free a life as possible. I'm not always
successful at this but I try. I like to meditate and am open to new
ideas and techniques to enrich this experience. I like yoga and
Finally, I would like to say that I am a very curious person and am
open to trying and learning about new things.