Compassion for others a +.
I work in the social services field where I've been for seven years, and I study writing at UCLA. I've done a lot of things in life as far as work and particularly liked being a sports writer, a news writer, and radio journalist; a book seller at the "mystical' Bodhi Tree, and being a peace and justice activist.
My interests include people and animals, and all living things.
I've traveled some; walked cities of Tokyo, Managua, hitchhiked to Skopje after walking Athens; taken a train in Winter to Glasgow from London, walked Rio, Vienna, London, Mexico, Zurich, Bern, Tel Aviv, and Dubrovnik. Been in much of the US and some of the South. I'm from Omaha.
I travel by light rail, Amtrak, walking, bus, bicycle, or car; locally--from Chinatown to Ventura, from the Anza to Santa Monica. (Once I took public transportation back from Anza Borrego desert, to prove to myself it could be done - hint: LA via San Diego will get you home).
Am decidedly left wing, but as someone once said--I'm not necessarily trying to change the world, but am more interested trying to keep it from changing me.