Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Who am I?
I am a loving and generous woman.
I love my work as an elementary school teacher, teaching children
everyday to become better observers, to ask questions of what is,
to be creative, and work with both seriousness and joy.
I live with cats and am a grandmother to a dog whom I walk every
I am a gardener at heart and have a green thumb.
I say hello to everyone I meet, having conversations with
I have a wonderful daughter in her late 20's who is an Architect in
I'm generally a vegetarian/vegan, but I love a good slice of bread
and cheese. I've been on a raw diet before, and started one in
January, but currently back to a diet which includes some cooked
and even some meat from time to time.
I love to draw, write and communicate. Politics is nearly always on
my mind and in my conversations, when not equally absorbed in my
other areas of interest.
I love to swim up at Clear Lake and enjoy having a cabin which has
been in the family more than 85 years.
I enjoy board games, card games, and puzzles.
If I were to find someone to whom my profile resonates I'm sure
yours would resonate with me also. It's the inner person that is
more important to me than the outer one.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love my work as a 2nd grade elementary school teacher, even
though it's hectic at times, it adds purpose and value to my life.
I love writing and communicating with others. Politically, I defend
the rights of the whole over the few. I'm an avid adventurer and
love driving to favorite places via new roads. Enjoy my cats and my
grand dog (a 14 lb Maltese/Terrier mix).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
observing details, having good karma for finding parking places,
making people feel comfortable, solving problems, having many
ideas...and being myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
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my kindness, calmness, positive nature, and my interest in them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Authors Michael Lewis, Neil Postman etc ~ Primarily non-fiction; I
enjoy Biographies, History, and Adventure Stories : "Into Thin Air"
and "ISHI - Last of His Tribe", but also a few favorite fiction
stories, some by O'Henry and others; Movies ~ Mostly Martha,
Midnight in Paris, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Winged
Migration, and many more;
Music ~ Pat Metheny, Leon Russell, Yann Tiersen, Gregorian, Queen,
Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, the sounds of water flowing, wind
through the trees, thunder and lighting, calm and quiet.
Food ~ Vegetables and Fruit primarily, nuts and seeds secondly.
Favorite restaurant Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley, CA
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my daughter, a garden, a home to come home to, the cabin at Clear
Lake, sunshine, and a sense of humor.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Connections, community, the why about many things, the world as
it's become, the United States today and what's to become of it's
economy, what's in store for my daughter's generation or the
generation of the elementary school children I'm teaching. It's not
at all as it was when I was growing up, and even though I'm an
everyday optimist, I'm worried about the future for those much
younger than I am now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
with friends after work or home after walking the dog and taking a
nice hot bath...that's me without a partner, with one...the sky is
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I never thought I'd love a dog as much as I do. I was raised with
cats, I raised my daughter with cats, and now that my daughter has
a dog, oh my...what a real treat that is.
You should message me if
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you are a thinker and writer, and a doer of the things you love
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