As divisive as politics has become these days, I should mention that I am a proud liberal. I'd rather my tax dollars support education and single payer health care rather than war. I don't think the very wealthy should be able to buy our government. We need hand counted paper ballots; voting machines can be (and often are) rigged.
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I live in the perfect location! My home is surrounded by trees. When the trees are leafed out, I can't see any other buildings at all. I'm off a dead end road, so it's very quiet and peaceful. I see deer and wild turkeys often, and have seen a coyote and a porcupine. My dogs enjoy the woods and chasing the turkeys.
And yet I'm only a ten minute drive from downtown Wausau, which boasts an amazing performing arts scene, a small but vibrant art museum and even some decent restaurants. The Wisconsin river runs through town, and has a world-class whitewater kayak course. It's fun to watch all the different kayak races. One of these days I may try it myself, tho I haven't yet.
I work a few hours a week with my UU church. For the last several years we've hosted Tibetan Buddhist teachers several times a year. Much to my surprise, I've become very interested in Buddhism. The Tibetan Buddhist teachers I've met seem so happy, peaceful and content. I want more of that in my life, and have been reading texts, attending teachings and meditating for the last few years. I'm calmer and more content because of it.
Last summer I had the opportunity to see/hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama in person, in this huge stadium. It was fascinating and odd at the same time. Guess I was expecting some bit of incisive wisdom to suddenly illuminate my life. No such luck, but I didn't really think that would happen. It was amazing to watch this very famous human chat with a room filled with literally thousands of folks.
My older son lives in Wausau. He married a year ago, a wonderful young woman with three daughters, making me an instant grandma! The girls are wonderful, and are the joy of my life. My younger son finished college a year ago and is out exploring the world. He's in Australia now, after spending a year in New Zealand.
I also play with a string quartet (or sometimes a trio, depending on who's available). We play weddings, dinner parties and the like. It's tons of fun and even brings in a few bucks here and there. I love Celtic music, and play some fiddle tunes myself. I'd love to have a Celtic music jam around here, but no luck yet.
I've been divorced for a gadzillion years and am pretty used to being on my own. Still, it would be nice to find someone special to share my life. Who knows what will happen next? Anything is possible. We never know what life has in store for us, just around the next bend.
I am enthusiastic, impulsive, and welcoming