Born in 1950 the first five decades of my life map onto the last
half of the 20th century. Came of age in the 60s and left the
country in the early 70s. I've lived in Asia and Africa and delight
at being in the bay area where I can get any Asian cuisine. Do wish
Ethiopian food were more available, love eating with my
I can be serious or silly depending on the day. I appreciate
intelligence and humor, and have a well tuned sense of irony.
Walking, reading, stretching/yoga are favorite quiet things,also
like exploring both urban neighborhoods and woods. I've never owned
a television in my adult life, but now having a computer sort of
negates the absence.
What I’m doing with my life
Seems like I have an unexpected opportunity to reinvent myself
(again). enjoying the flexibility of working independently.
I’m really good at
listening, paying attention and turning complex ideas into words.
good at seeing things from different perspectives & laughing
(and have been watching clips of BBC comedy shows for daily
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short and I have curly hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books - Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker, made me realize how
little I know about WWI. I read a lot, mostly modern fiction, and
sci fi. Especially like Ursula Leguin's take on speculative social
science. and working my way through a number of popular science -
Oliver Sacks, (the Mind's Eye), Jill Bolte Taylor (My Stroke of
Insight) Len fisher (The Perfect Swarm).
Recently heard Salman Rushdie speak and read his memoir of the
fatwa years (written in the third person) Joseph Anton.
movies - Mississippi Masala by Mira Nair (saw it the first time in
Kampala Uganda) , and enter the Dragon by Bruce Lee (embarrassing
but saw it after so many martial arts movies in Asia) and Lives of
Others (simply an amazing movie)
food - almost any Asian cuisine, particularly Japanese noodles, and
love Ethiopian food.
The six things I could never do without
lots of things I deeply appreciate. know I could do with out a lot
of them, but glad I don't have to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Patterns and how things fit together.
The lushness of abundance and the simplicity of minimalism
Just saw Anna Deavere Smith in Let Me Down Easy. An awe inspiring
act of craft and content. she brings forward the varied voices and
people to show the inequities in the system and the commonality of
Wondering what the OKC numbers mean, particularly the % friend and
enemy. Although so many of the questions seem irrelevant (and
designed for someone else) I still want the numbers to look good.
On a typical Friday night I am
well it's Friday night and I'm on the computer.... typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never forgave the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn. and I don't seem
to like to use caps to start a sentence.
You should message me if
You are looking for lively conversation, walks, humor,or just a
chance to hear another person's experience of the world. Or you're
also looking for that elusive balance of someone familiar enough to
be comfortable, and different enough to give a new take on the
world. (PS- my view of tea is Japanese tea ceremony, Indian Chai,
or an English milk tea. only acceptable tea party is the mad