Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m am an adventurous, creative woman who loves to travel, loves
the arts, literature, liberal ideas. I am a retired photographer,
still doing volunteer photography around the Bay Area with a
smattering of weddings and events. Would you like to go to a
photography workshop with me in India? Are you a young 70-ish man,
probably bookish, maybe a writer, maybe a jazz fan, with a full
life of friends and family but willing and wanting to take on a
relationship for fun, warmth, comfort, and intimacy? Are you
looking for a wise, experienced, self-accepting, amusing companion?
I am. Can you deal with a little white mutt of a dog who loves
guests, and an old sweet cat with a terrible limp?
I studied Anthropology at UCB, and eventually studied
photojournalism and worked at a local daily. Photography combined
my interests in cultures, travel, and art. For several years I’ve
been part of a group of photographers who teach photography to
street kids in Haiti. A few are now professional photographers. All
have learned new skills to make their way in a tough world.
Palo Alto is a very comfortable place to live. I just long for a
bit more grit - like live music and mixed cultures. Open to
And speaking of mixed cultures, my family has mixed the gene pool
considerably. It makes for fascinating family gatherings.
I have one daughter, who is a massage therapist/songwriter, and a
What I’m doing with my life
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This past year I've been fixing up my house, culling my belongings,
concentrating on people I love.
Reading, taking photography workshops, Zumba exercise, and long
walks in the morning, volunteering. Just took a trip to Cuba with a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Photographing children. Cooking. Losing things. Listening. Seeing
the humor in little things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I would imagine people notice my height. I try to appear bigger
with a big personality, but I don't know how people see me, really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite book is usually the one I'm reading. Just now it is
California by Kevin Starr and Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. Love old
blues, jazz, grilled vegetables.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughter, my big beautiful extended family, the summer cabin on
the American River.
Morning lattes. Mellow piano jazz. Back rubs. Turquoise, silver,
jeans. Book stores. Pedicures. Reading in the late afternoon sun.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I can contribute to balance this crazy imbalanced world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once spent a month on a homemade sail boat with a crazy man.
You should message me if
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You like me. You are a kind heart, self-accepting and happy. I
would love to talk to you.
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