i crochet & knit hats for my business. i love books. i read every day and usually have 3 going at once; the public library is my very best friend.
i paint in acrylics, & oils, watercolors when i'm on the fly...draw when/wherever... and cartoon.
i subscribe to the atlantic ; harper's, the new yorker, esopus, provincetown arts, the nation, the NY Review of books, the [new!] new republic, the nation [on line]
i like the theater, fine art ; looking at good architecture , jazz, classical music -- mostly string quartets: jerusalem, Artemis ; there are never enough Mozart/Haydn cycles---, standards, the blues. i like my 2 very friendly, UNscratchy and not at all mean cats Buster & Winkle, driving to a new undiscovered location and then eating dinner there.
i was born and raised in NYC; central park was my front yard. i KNOW that the obscene rents and vanishing middle class values will never take away the heroic NYC i knew and still love. that said, i am NOT a typically driven type A , nor am i pretentious. i do not look over your shoulder while we are conversing at a party to see if someone handsomer /richer /better built has walked in the room.
i spend a fair amount of time in Columbia county, and like to drive into Vermont, a state that appeals to me on so many levels: political, environmental, aesthetical [is that a word?], spiritual, and the people are so nice....
i was a tom-boy in my youth and admit to that proclivity now...even as i know how to wear a skirt.
i was lucky to have lived in paris for 2 yrs.... i learned the language AND most importantly it taught me how to be humbled by and flooded with respect for a culture that's not my own.
caveats: if you don't like to sit with a good book several afternoons or evenings a week, if you don't maintain some kind of steady relationship with current events and enjoy a lively discussion of same, if you are a conservative right winger, if you ask g-d for help or solace often, if you don't like a stroll thru MoMA or the Met, if you sneeze after meeting Buster & Winkle.....well then....let''s not waste our hard-earned spare time [actually TOO much time] carved out for this rather strange way to meet people.
oh yes: i only respond to those who have pictures posted