These self-summaries are kinda difficult to do aren't they? I mean if you've lived 50 or so years, there is so much that has happened... and if you are like me there are things you would rather forget and have forgotten - so where do you start?
I guess I start by saying that I recently finished a masters degree in community development. Returning to school was something I always wanted to do. So I decided to carve out some time in my life to do it. I really enjoyed having the space to ponder the theoretical notions that underlie many of the assumptions I held about how we live together in cities. I was especially curious to understand how power creates and maintains power. I was always a bit of a researcher at heart.
Before going back to school, I worked for 2 decades as an independent filmmaker and and I also freelanced as a journalist.
I am someone who tries to see the glass as half full, though that is not always easy.
I am left of center politically
I am liberal minded
I am open minded
I like to try new things
I'm a pretty good listener, I hear both what is said and what is not said.
I'm pretty intuitive and perceptive
I enjoy keeping fit with long walks and a fairly regular yoga practice.
I am well coordinated, I can swim (was a lifeguard as a teenager), I used to be runner, I cycle, I can ski (downhill, X-country, water), I can hit and catch a ball...
I am pretty happy living simply - a vacation here, a little traveling there, volunteering... laughing...
I love the visual arts, books, music, dance, and movies, of course. I also like smart/good TV shows. Netflix has been a great way to get to know so many of them.
Et je parle français, C'est ma langue maternelle. J'ai grandi au Québec.
I will welcome your children, and your dogs or cats, even though I am allergic.
As you probably guessed by now, living a purposeful life is important to me and I want to play an active role in making things better.
I'd like to share my life with someone who is left of centre politically, like me, someone to share thoughts and laughs - some who likes eating well, having a few drinks while cooking for/with friend- especially someone who also shares my understanding that everything and everyone is connected.
I like the sound of waves... and long walks in the wind, or the snow...