Thumbnail bio: Born and bred in the wilds of Long Island, a Manhattanite since 1985. Lived in Japan and snorkeled in Australia. Never married, though open to life's possibilities. Close with my sisters and dazzling nieces and nephews.
Like a piquant dish, I'm a mix of flavors--sweet and tart, pungent and mild. My polite exterior hides a surprisingly punchy sense of humor. Also a soft heart. I try to treat people and animals with fairness and kindness. Politically left-wing, I'm comfortable with nonconformity and attracted to artistic. Lively in groups, I find comfort in my own company.
For pleasure? I seek the romance of old New York--highballs at the Algonquin or a rendezvous at Grand Central Station. (I'm a sucker for 1930's Hollywood movies.) I join a regular poker game for low stakes but high drama. I'm devoted to my woman's book group of nearly 25 years. My latest passion is studying Yiddish (ikh heys Esther). The wilderness calls--I love to hike, camp and swim. I attend, and occasionally understand, esoteric lectures and poetry readings. I generally/genuinely like the company of kids.
I believe in my work teaching communication skills to budding doctors and nurses. I also appreciate my flexible schedule--the gym is best in the afternoon when everyone else is at work!
Among my good habits: I’m into healthy, vegetarian food (snaps to my neigborhood greenmarket) and regular workouts. Among my bad habits: I like to stay up late, may leave dishes in the sink, have watched "Wife Swap" more than once.