I love music - especially making it. I sing (bass), play guitar, bass, bass trombone, and tuba. 15 pts. if you can figure out my favorite clef.
I have made money as an actor, singer, engineer, field hand, library assistant, research assistant, college instructor, telephone survey taker, political activist, data entry monkey, and writer/researcher of career counseling materials. My new job is working with a well-known environmental group and their database systems - particularly in mobilizing the public around issues and electoral campaigns.
I am part of the small, and often invisible, religious left - in MN, I was a proud member of the first Baptist church to call an out-lesbian as a pastor. Here in Oakland, I am appreciating a chance to be part of a truly multi-racial congregation (which is depressingly rare within our country.)
I can't imagine life without laughter - although some would contend that my puns have helped them imagine such a world.
I really enjoy softball - bridge - board games - hiking - and theater. I would also love to expand my interests - so if you have suggestions, I am game.
I have good relationships with all of my family - and you are sure to know where my parents and sisters live in pretty short order.
I have been pursuing biking a bit more in the last year - and recently got a recumbent bicycle which I have ridden around a fair amount of the East Bay - including a 50-mile charity ride around San Jose in early July.
I am bearded, humerous, and musical