I love to hike, backpack, ski, bike, climb, fish, camp, and spend as much time outside as possible. I love to sleep out under the stars when possible.
My second passion in life is food. All though I am not formally trained I have found that I have quite an affinity for cooking and baking bread. I have a garden and I find that few things compare to an excellent meal (especially when you have done the work).
Although I don't get to produce ceramics as much as I have in the past, I absolutely love getting my hands dirty in clay. The wheel is still a challenge, and so I primarily produce hand built pieces. I am also a shutterbug and I think I have a good eye for photographs. A creative outlet is a must for me.
I am laid back. I love laughing and making others laugh. I believe that we have the ability to create what surrounds us. I enjoy learning (both the process and the information). I have considered being a tutor at the prison. I do not own a television. I got my learners permit when I was 29. I love to travel (just about anywhere). I have never left the North American Continent. I really would like to see Japan, Mongolia, Australia, Patagonia, Alaska, and Morocco.
I abhor bigotry, religious zealotry, ignorance and The Tea Party. I don't really like complainers either. I generally get along with almost everyone I encounter, but I do not have the patience for people that live on their soap box. I try my best to live free and let others do the same as long as people aren't getting hurt. We live in an amazing world and I just do not understand people who complicate things with their inane BS.