I'm interested in finding a partner, but am also very open to
building friendships with people who are up for hanging out or
creating new adventures. Most important, I'm looking to meet people
who are smart, creative, insightful and passionate (about work,
social change, almost anything). I love to travel and have explored
lots of asia and europe - and I'm eager to see so much more of the
world (high on the list: costa rica, croatia). I really enjoy the
intimacy and shared experiences of a relationship and also value
spending time on my own.
I value my friends deeply and those I am closest to I have known
for 20+ years. I love theater (mostly drama), the movies, dining
out. A night on the town is as great as a barbecue followed by
board games. I'm not much of a cook, but I'm a great sous chef and
cleaner upper. I'm pretty good with the bbq and I'm not a bad
My family: although I grew up just north of the city, most of my
family lives on the west coast. I head out there frequently to
visit and love nothing more than hanging out with my 8 year old
I am smart, kind, and perceptive.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach grad school, which is wonderful. I love my job (most days)
because I'm always encouraged to reach for and surpass my limits.
The downside is that sometimes I work too much. I live in a great
apartment and rely on the kindness of dear friends to help in the
never-ending quest to furnish, decorate, move furniture .... I love
spending time here, but equally love traveling around the world.
Given the opportunity, I would go almost anywhere. But I always
love coming home.
I’m really good at
being a good friend; being a fun grown-up in the lives of children
i care about; pushing limits - my own, and yes, others' ...
The first things people usually notice about me
my hair or my smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My radio station: npr.
My books: mostly novels - with a particular passion for Ann
Patchett and Jhumpa Lahiri.
I love going to the movies - especially the serious ones (A
Separation was particularly compelling) and the sappy ones. I don't
Music? I confess I'm a little stuck in the 70's (did I just write
that?!?), but am educable.
The six things I could never do without
Vacation/travel - i love the comfortable (p'town anyone?) and the
challenging (loved cambodia)
Creating new adventures - even in places I know well
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics - how are we in the mess we're in?!? and how can we get
people motivated to make change?
the meaning of life - what is important to me and how to make sure
my actions are consistent with my values
making such i get time with my niece and my friends' kids
On a typical Friday night I am
no real typical Friday night...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
then it wouldn't be private any more, would it?!?
You should message me if
you are smart, caring, thoughtful, fun. have good friends. value
your family or recognize that's not possible. enjoy life, but know
it can be complex to negotiate. love to travel and love to come