My politics lean towards the left, but I am pragmatic. Running a company involved in agriculture confronts me with a wide array of political and economic perspectives. At the end of the day, I respect a logical and cogent argument. Some of the best lessons my parents taught me were compassion and the ability to have a conversation about contentious topics. Seriously, what's wrong with an educated conversation? Oh, and food. If you don't get the joy that stems from cooking for someone or a family, we might not get along. Seriously. I've had some great meals, many associated with work events, and there are some chefs and addresses that deserve every ounce of reputation they have. The setting, the staff, the presentation - all lovely. Still I realize how silly that scene can can get. Nothing can compare to a well made family meal and the familiarity of a scratched kitchen table.
My current favorite pastimes include:
-Coffee on my couch or balcony
-Planning a trip to the Côte d'Azur
-The Oh Hello's
-Sunrise and a run
I'm a nerd by training - both academically and professionally. Remember the chem class you may have hated? I loved it. First time the world made sense. Physics would have been a better choice if I didn't lack the math chops. At work, I'm counted on to think and wade through complex problems and spend a lot of time on assessments. I overanalyze all the time. Please don't judge.