Mini-Bio: I'm a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn (Bushwick), briefly interred in Queens (Rockaway) and then on to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. I was trained as a musician, with a BM in piano (U of New Mexico) and an MM in music history (U of Wisconsin). However, most of my working life has been in the field of MIS as a programmer/analyst, system analyst. In 2006, I embarked on my third career as a certified music teacher. I teach (entertain?) students with multiple mental disorders at a small private school. I also teach private piano and violin lessons at a nearby music school.
Personality: If you asked those who know me best, they might describe me as: kind, personable, funny, warm, friendly, good-natured, loyal, honest, forgiving, non-conforming, idealistic, sometimes unrealistic, somewhat naive, ethical, empathetic and creative.
Values: I'm a passionate humanist with some old-fashioned values. Somehow, in the chaos that was my growing up (dragging up, my father would have said), a great deal of acceptance of differences, decency, equality and justice filtered through to me and my siblings.
Hobbies: I'm an avid gardener. I own a house with a property that had been neglected for decades. It's quite a challenge! I enjoy traveling on a budget, particularly to beautiful, off-the-beaten- path, exotic destinations. The trip is reaching a place before the New York Times gets there! I love nature and the outdoors in general. Watching movies and TV, eating and daydreaming are three of my favorite pastimes. When I can concentrate, I play piano or read. I collect fine crafts from around the world, especially valuing the pieces I purchased directly from the artist (or his/her gallery).
You: Cute/handsome/sexy/hot/goofy/nerdy. Some combination of these or maybe even some trait that hasn't come to mind yet. Please have a fine sense of humor (it can be unique) and be warm, loyal, honest, ethical, kind, capable of intimacy (physical, emotional, intellectual) and an interesting conversationalist. I guess I'm looking for genuine goodness in a person, who is also special and unique. Please don't fit into any scene because I'll just be confused. Just be yourself. Bring your flaws to keep mine company.
Thanks for reading my profile, I know it's somewhat long!