Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am happy to be at this point in my life. I'm content, confident
and enjoy being a life long learner. My children who live in
Oregon, Staten Island and England are very important to me and
luckily I'm important to them as well. I'm an optimist and can
usually find the positive in a situation. I don't feel the need to
judge and place blame. I won't spend time with negative people if I
can help it. I care about the planet and the people on it.
What I’m doing with my life
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I've had a very rewarding career in human services in New York
(upstate) and Vermont. I recently retired as executive director of
a restorative justice nonprofit in Middlebury, VT. I moved to
Portland to be closer to my son and enjoy the city he loves. I'm
very grateful to have retirement income, ...but I've recently
started doing some temp work and am enjoying it. Nice to have
options. Thinking of finding a place to volunteer where I can make
a positive contribution - maybe grant writing. I'm taking guitar
lessons and re-learning Spanish using the Rosetta Stone method. I'm
having fun exploring my new city.
I’m really good at
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Finding the positive in just about any situation, writing, loving
my children and friends whether close by or far away, being
The first things people usually notice about me
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My calm, easy going, accepting personality. That I don't look my
age (good family genes)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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7 Habits of Highly Effective People, writings by Wayne Dyer,
Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Napoleon Hill and currently enjoying
Dr. Daniel Amen's works. I also enjoy nonfiction by David Baldacci,
John Grishim, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, etc. Can't say that I
have a favorite movie -- enjoy a wide variety (no longer enjoy
scary movies). I often plug into news and commentary (not Fox
News), enjoy NCIS, Newsroom, the Daily Show, Elementary. Many types
of music. My mother was very involved with folk music while I was
growing up, enjoyed that, still enjoy 60s and 70s music, Norah
Jones, Rod Stewart, Beatles, Adele, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond,
and variety of newer artists. I am trying to be more adventurous
with my eating and make healthier choices.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the relaxation of moving water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How much I enjoy this stage of life. Learning new insights into
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out to dinner, watching TV, reading, listening to music --
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm addicted to sugar (trying to kick the habit!!) and, I have a
goal of laughing more.
You should message me if
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You are living a positive life, care about the world and the people
in it, are happy and nonjudgmental.
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