I spent a long time in CA and think in many ways I became the person I am while I was there. It helped me to see the world in an open minded way, to accept others, other cultures and points of view.
Art, design, performance, architecture, film and music are all important to me. I'm a sucker for long lasting head rubs, home made baked goods and a day in the park.
Being involved in my community is important; as is being conscientious and ecological, and socially minded.....and ice cream, that's important too. In the words of Ralph Nader, "Are you being a citizen"? Or as my Uncle Andy likes to say, " I think I'll have some more ice cream."