I have two great passions, co-parenting my twin teenage daughters and my volunteer work. I am an avid reader and search out history, science, culture and politics.
I love tactile things including weaving and tapestries. I took a weaving class learning to admire the skill and art of those who weave. I love astronomy, and science in general, so I took a class to build a telescope. I ground my own 12" lens and built the telescope; now I can enjoy the rings of Saturn or the moons of Jupiter.
I love to dance so I took dance classes for fifteen years, on and off. Most of my classes were learning Afro-Haitian, but I also took Afro-Cuban, Jazz and salsa. I love the music of the cello so I have been taking lessons for the previous five years. I also enjoy rock'n'roll, jazz, blues, reggae, etc.
I have a lifelong commitment to social change. Compassion and giving back is expressed in my non-profit volunteer work with peer support and advocacy.
I enjoy travel. I have hiked the jungle of the Amazon, walked the streets of Paris, wandered through passage ways in Tokyo, ambled along the paths in Ireland, marveled at the landscape of Iceland, chatted with the Basque of Pamplona, explored the British museum, admired the murals of Mexico City, swam along the beaches in Kauai.
I desire to live life to the fullest. I have respect for my health and make frequent and regular visits to the gym. Although I am no competitive athlete, I am very fit and healthy. I just started taking yoga classes.
I was raised Catholic but dismiss the institution. I am progressive in politics but a bit old fashioned in love and relationships, monogamy being important. I was a committed relationship then married for twenty five years.
Every day I embrace the beauty and grace of the world and the people in it.