I'm a young-spirited woman fortunate to have close friends and
"Learn something that is not in front of you. Love someone who
doesn't look like you. Go somewhere you've never been. The world is
beautiful." - unknown.
I carry phrases and poems in my head (like some do music) and
benefit from recalling them.
What I’m doing with my life
Staying close with lifetime friends, working on social determinants
of health (it's fascinating), investing lots of time exploring
colleges for my teenager, meeting friends in Lowertown, St. Paul.
I’m really good at
Listening, observing, seeing the possibilities, speaking my mind,
pressing for quality and encouraging smiles
The first things people usually notice about me
Frankly, people tell me that I'm pretty; people of all ages and
animals seem to notice that I'm friendly and that I care.
I often hear, "That's a really good question! " in discussions or
seminars. I do love that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The film "Seven Pounds", anything with Meryl Streep, the lyrics and
music of Peter Gabriel ("I see the doorway of a thousand
churches.."), Jackson Browne ("side by side in orbit around the
fairest sun"); Sting (" the west wind moves upon the fields of
barley"...), public radio, Poetry magazine (its centennial year !),
Science Fridays, pinot noir and Bread and Chocolate's chocolate
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, honesty, kindness, traveling, berries
I'd rather not do without the water and wind, springtime and
autumn, cashmere, linen, ivy, dahlias, The NYT and poetry
I spend a lot of time thinking about
people I love, ideas to improve the human condition, income and
racial demographics, right now, planning a wonderfully busy
schedule, biology (causing my teenager to roll eyes and smile), and
what I've heard on public radio.
On a typical Friday night I am
smiling as I enter the weekend - tired as I leave work - hard to
put the label of 'typical' on much of anything. Sometimes I'll see
friends on Friday evenings, otherwise I'll head home, put on linen
and/or cashmere, go outside or stay in and relax.
Like most of us, my schedule gets customized whether my kids
(college and high school) are home with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have Type 1 diabetes. This is the type that hardly anyone has
(5-8% of persons with diabetes have this type; 92-95% of people
with diabetes have Type 2 which is due largely to being overweight
You should message me if
you have a curious spirit and feel compatible with me.