See what I wrote in the other sections.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a semi retired teacher. I worked for many years in middle
school but have taught at all levels in a variety of subjects. I'm
happy to learn right along with the students. My last four years
before I retired taught in a homebound program for students of all
ages with chronic, severe, or terminal illnesses. I continue to
keep my feet in the water by subbing at certain schools during the
regular school year. I enjoy doing volunteer work for politically
progressive candidates at the local, state, and national level.
Getting exercise is very important to me so on a daily basis I
either walk, swim, or bike ride.
I’m really good at
Presenting information in such a manner that a student can figure
out something for him/her self. It requires time and patience but
the smile of illumination and understanding makes it all worth it.
I've been told by many of my students that I am good at this.
Swimming. I've probably spent the requisite 10,000 hours doing it
over my life so I'm fairly good at it. But always room to improve,
as coaches point out.
Making soup from scratch!
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically I kind of stand out because I am slender and tall and
have a head of seriously wavy hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I tend not to read novels. I prefer non fiction because I'm
interested in finding out about things I'm unfamiliar with. One of
my favorite books (so far) is The Wild Trees about a husband and
wife team of scientists who discovered a unique ecosystem by
climbing into the canopies of the tallest coastal redwoods. I do
listen to books in the car on long trips and try to get in some
classics that way. Last one was Portrait of the Artist as a Young
Man by James Joyce. I'm currently reading Thomas Friedman's "That
Used To Be Us" and Amory Lovins' "Reinventing Fire."
Movies: More comedies, please! I like laughing so hard that if I'm
drinking something it comes out my nose. But satire is great too. A
Fish Called Wanda, What Women Want, Bullworth, Wag the Dog are at
the top of the list. I like foreign and Indie films too. There's
not much I won't go see.
Music: I like almost everything except for EZ Listening and
commercial country. Like bluegrass, classical, blues, jazz,
alternative rock and more.
Food: I like to eat healthy--lots of fruits and veggies. I like to
experiment with food prep, like using the purslane growing
gangbusters in my yard. I like most ethnic food. Middle Eastern is
probably my favorite.
The six things I could never do without
Things: my pension, which I'm very grateful to have, Olympic size
swimming pools, bicycles, the ocean, fruits and veggies, trails and
quiet places to walk.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the European social democracies got it right--the balance
between capitalism and socialism, "free" markets and regulation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Socializing, often out dancing--I love blues swing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is nothing I would reveal here.
You should message me if
Have above average curiosity and intelligence, are open to learning
new things, watch little to no TV or sports, enjoy giving and
receiving affection, and are looking for a special friend to share
the mundane and profound.