I have a good life and I'm happy, but I miss being in a love
relationship. I value integrity, kindness, interest in learning and
growing before wealth and appearance. I don't create or enjoy
drama--but I do value passion and zest for living.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a very lucky person who loves the work I get to do every day.
It challenges me nearly all the time and I am constantly learning.
In addition to swimming, walking, and outdoor activities, my free
time goes to concerts and theater, including, yes, the opera. I
volunteer, bake my heart out and give it all away, read a lot, and
see an occasional movie. I especially enjoy traveling--recent trips
include Seattle, Miami and the Caribbean, Australia, Canada, and my
beautiful Copper Harbor and northern Michigan.
I’m really good at
baking. creating fun events. hiring people with great work ethic.
dancing. singing when I've been practicing (first soprano).
kissing. telling stories as a performer. swimming laps. learning
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile. my intellect. my willingness and ability to listen--at
least that's what I'm told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pippi Longstocking. a genre called paranormal romance. listening to
my adult kids talk about their lives. NCIS. live theater and live
music, especially jazz, blues, and folk. using my Kindle. singing
gospel and American Standards music. Movies: Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes, Some Like It Hot, Murphy's Romance, Sleepless in Seattle,
As Good as It Gets--romantic comedies in general. kayaking.
swimming laps. walking in the woods. dancing. hatha yoga (just
learned--not an expert). Pei Wei meals and ethnic foods. fresh
salads especially with blue cheese.
The six things I could never do without
besides the basics of food, water, shelter. ..
my son's hugs
my daughter's insights
getting to do something good for someone at least weekly, if not
being able to go away to big and/or moving water even better with
granite or big rock nearby
loving and being loved in return
a way to feel productive and be learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what's happening next in my life, while I'm listening to the wind
in the trees, the birds in the yard, the sound of the kids at
On a typical Friday night I am
at a concert, at the theater, walking, preparing for the next
event, baking--I don't have too many typical Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that when you want to know the private things and I share them,
we'll be pretty far along because I trust you.
You should message me if
you, too, know that open hearts and minds are most important