What are the most important things someone might want to know about me?
- I'm self employed.
- I co-own two businesses with two different business partners and am financially rebounding after another business failed about three years ago.
- I have three grown children (two are still in college) who are the loves of my life.
- I very much believe that what something looks like depends on how you look at it (metaphorically speaking).
- I find refuge in libraries and have had library cards without interruption since I was six or seven (I guess Mom did a good job with that one).
- I like museums, especially history.
- I think the new Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Part TOTALLY SUCKS! I want the old one back.
- I'm attracted to confident women.
I've recently resumed reading real books (as compared to stuff on the web) and now (and previously) am reading more than one book at once. Right now it's a book about how the Federal Reserve runs the US Government (and they're making a good case) and a biography of Meriwether Lewis (very interesting guy).
The last purely fluffy books I read were The Hunger Games trilogy, which I devoured in three days (one per book). She can write!
I think Douglass Adams is one of the best writers ever produced by any English speaking society and I'm sorry he didn't write more.
I have an outrageously healthy diet (part personal preference, part doctors orders) and would not be able to share a meal with someone who thinks cheeseburgers, milk shakes, and mac and cheese are comfort food.
I like strong flavors but don't have one type of cuisine that is my favorite.
I like small bands in coffee shops more than concerts in arena's.
I like historical documentaries more than most stuff on TV.
I very much believe in God but very much have trouble with religion.
I believe writing well is an important life skill and wish good writing was more common.
I love how some people look at things in very interesting ways that would not occur to me on my own.
It annoys me that American's save so little money, but it is what it is.
I have faith in science.
I hope the SETI people do find a positive signal. I think that would be a good thing for our collective idea of who we think we are.
Although I don't see my kids as often as I like, when they need me I drop what I'm doing to attend to them. Even if its relatively unimportant stuff. If its important to them, it's important in some way.
I love "deep" things (experiences, books, movies, radio shows, conversations, philosophizing, thinking, etc, etc) and am not really fond of "shallow" things (clothes, brand name things, what restaurant has what new dish, etc).
I am inquisitive, thoughtful, and a bit unconventional. My daughter sometimes tells me I'm weird, which I take as a compliment.