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My self-summary
I prefer oatmeal raisin cookies over chocolate chip.

I am learning to stop competing with myself when I practice yoga.

I love the sound of rivers. Especially big Montana rivers like the Yellowstone, the Madison, the Firehole.

I love sports underdog movies.

I look 10 years younger than I am.

There is nothing better than sleeping in a bed in a tent. Not being alone is actually better.

I believe there’s only one rule - to not trespass on the rights of others.

I struggle with assumptions, my own especially. Curiosity is possibly the most admirable trait I find in people.

I meditate daily. And I consider watching international soccer on television a kind of meditation, as well.

I believe that we’re all doing our best, moment to moment.

I aim to be like water that flows compassionately into the cracks and crevasses of my still hidden self. And into the same places of a woman.
What I’m doing with my life
For a living, I'm a writer, producer, playwright and teacher. For fun, I do the same thing.

I practice yoga regularly and volunteer at Yoga on the Labyrinth. I meditate every day. I have a weekly improv work-out. I play soccer twice a week so often I walk with a sexy limp.

I am helping and witnessing my son turn into a good man.
I’m really good at
Skipping stones
Solving anagrams
Making a woman feel free, sexually and otherwise
Fly fishing
Hiking far afield
Making children laugh
Quoting Shakespeare
The first things people usually notice about me
are none of my business.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Don Delillo, Shakespeare, Bill Bryson, Jim Harrison, Rumi, Noel Coward, Wallace Stegner, Cormac McCarthy, John McPhee. Elmore Leonard, J.D. Salinger, Nicholson Baker, John Steinbeck, Spalding Gray, John Nichols, P.G Wodehouse, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, W.B Yeats, John Updike, Milan Kundera, Raymond Chandler, John D. McDonald, Robertson Davies.

Recently read - "Will Not Attend" by Paul Resnick, "Tantric Sex For Men", "Radical Acceptance" by Tara Brach, "The Boys in the Boat", Tao Te Ching (daily), "Chronicles" by Bob Dylan, "The Stench of Honolulu" by Jack Handey (made me guffaw), "Undaunted Courage"

Movies that make me cry - It's a Wonderful Life, Wall-E, The Iron Giant, Cinema Paradiso, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Ordinary People, To Kill a Mockingbird, Il Postino, The Visitor, Tender Mercies, Pride (from England last year, awesome)

Movies/TV shows that make me guffaw – Step Brothers, Harold and Kumar Go To the White Castle, Duck Soup, Airplane, Blazing Saddles, Community, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Portlandia, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy (remember I have a 17-year old son), the original The Office.

Movies that make me feel human - Sense & Sensibility, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The King's Speech, My Dinner With Andre, The Dresser, To Kill a Mockingbird, Goon, Singin' in the Rain, The American President, Boyhood, Gravity, Waiting For Guffman, The Royal Tenenbaums, Headhunters, and, of course, Wings of Desire. Wait, new addition - The Castle.
The six things I could never do without
The only thing I couldn't do without is my goofy/sullen/brilliant/evolving 17-year old son in my life. The rest are simply preferences...

Morning meditation
My tenor ukulele
San Francisco coffee shops
The High Sierra
A really good pair of jeans
The scent of a woman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... how to let go of thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often teaching. Otherwise cooking dinner, watching a movie, sprawled out on an overstuffed sofa. Alone or with you.
You should message me if're a woman who practices presence, awareness and compassion. (No wounded birds or damsels in distress, please.) And if you enjoy rustic cabins on distant rivers, roaring fires and sheepskin rugs, that's a plus. Not to mention wandering Greek beaches.