Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was married for 20 years and I like being surrounded by warmth
and laughter. Friends would say I am intelligent, funny, passionate
and interested in stories people tell about their lives and their
experiences. I am on the left politically, having been involved in
politics of some sort since age 10. I live with art which is
powerful and meditative. I like goofy things like fashion, and
serious things like discussions about ideas and current events. I
enjoy creating things, drawing, painting, knitting and sewing, and
I love sitting in front of a fire on a cold night, just talking
with the people I care about. I've lived abroad, in Italy, Germany
and England at different times in my life, and have found those
periods illuminating and rich.
What I’m doing with my life
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working--training young physicians and treating patients--which is
intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding; hanging out
discussing politics and social issues with my kids, one in high
school and one out of college and in Chicago theater; cooking for
friends and family; walking my dog, a large fuzzy Bouvier (looks
like Chewbacca); relaxing and thinking about places I hope to
visit, like Peru and Vietnam; reading the NYTimes and the New
Yorker and Jane Austen; playing Scrabble.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
thinking about systems and groups, teaching and enabling others to
learn, remembering colors and textures and music, just being close
with people I love
The first things people usually notice about me
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my long hair and animation, my ability to have a conversation about
almost anything, and my capacity to listen and think about what
others are saying.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books--Jane Austen, Le Carre, anything about what is real and what
is not, and how people change. Movies--many types, from
foreign/indie to crazy movies I've seen with my son. Music--Jazz,
Blues, Classical and a lot in between. Food--spicy or subtle,
interesting new takes on old favorites, often when I go out a quiet
place is as valuable as the creativity of the chef.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
conversations with my son and my daughter
the first green of spring leaves
a sense of humor and ironic bemusement
a good Barolo
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
politics in the US and whether a progressive agenda has any hope of
becoming a reality; civil rights in the broadest sense; the
subtleties in relationships between people; how color can convey
thoughts and emotions; what it would be like if JSBach, Galileo or
Leonardo da Vinci appeared now and we could have a conversation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
sometimes up for theater or music or dinner, sometimes hanging out
with a friend and a glass of wine, sometimes at home knitting or
reading a book, or laughing about an unexpected experience I had
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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would be something to share in person, not on line.
You should message me if
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you are interested in the world around you, still excited by the
big and the little things in life, and not scared of getting to
know a woman over 55 (this seems to be a cut-off age for my male
peers, I see) who is active, energetic and deeply committed to work
and to close relationships.
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