Highlights: Born and bred in the wilds of Long Island, a Manhattanite since 1985. Lived in Japan and snorkeled in Australia. Never married or had kids, 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 courteous exterior hides a surprisingly punchy sense of humor. Also a soft heart. I try to treat people and animals with fairness and kindness. Politically progressive, I'm comfortable with non-conformity and attracted to the artistic.
What excites me? 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.) A $5 pot and a good poker hand make my heart beat faster. I tear up when I hear achingly beautiful singing. I'm devoted to my book group of nearly 25 years. The wilderness beckons--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.