My nose wrinkles when I laugh; I drive by Braille; I don't make very good coffee, nor can I spell...my dog likes me.
What I’m doing with my life
A few years ago I left a corporate executive role to do something entrepreneurial with a social impact mission. Though I am having a blast I am working a bit too hard. I am not convinced what we (my partners and I) are doing is changing the world but I like the possibility it could.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know... I have good skin:)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Sometimes I read just before I fall a sleep a poem from Harold
Bloom's "The Best Poems of the English Language, from Chaucer
through Robert Frost." I like Louise Bogan's poem "Men Loved Wholly
Beyond Wisdom," though it is not my favorite, it is apropos for
okcupid. Or maybe a bit more blue and certainly not in the Bloom
book, the John Fuller's poem "Valentine."
I use to read mostly nonfiction business books for example Jim
Collins, and Chip and Dan Heath or Kahneman. Lately, I am reading
more fiction and some historical non-fiction such as "Boys in the
Boat" or "Unbroken."
I enjoy the NY Times. Here is an appropriate to OK quote from a
David Brooks editorial: "Data struggles with the social. Your brain
is pretty bad at math (quick, what’s the square root of 437), but
it’s excellent at social cognition. People are really good at
mirroring each other’s emotional states, at detecting uncooperative
behavior and at assigning value to things through emotion.
Computer-driven data analysis, on the other hand, excels at
measuring the quantity of social interactions but not the
quality....Therefore, when making decisions about social
relationships, it’s foolish to swap the amazing machine in your
skull for the crude machine on your desk."
The six things I could never do without
It might be more interesting to ask what I discovered over my life
I could live without.
I am glad we have hot water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My children have left the nest for college and I think about them
and their happiness and future. I miss them. They do call when they
I think about more adventures…possibly living overseas for a
period, maybe NYC, more travel (though I have been to all seven
There is something wonderful about caring for another, trying to
make their life easier, more enjoyable. Now that the kids are
mostly gone I miss having an outlet for those impluses. I am
perfectedly capable of being tired and preoccupied on occasion but
life is best when I have the ease and energy to be focused on
others. It would be heavenly to feel safe enough to be completely
authentic and in love enough to be effortlessly generous.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been a bit flip so in the privacy of the Internet (ha!), let me reveal what I really want. It would be heavenly to have a partner who enabled my dreams (I still have dreams to fulfill), helped me have fun (pulled me away from my responsibilities on occasion or made the responsibilities a bit lighter because they are shared) and helped me laugh (particularly at myself), stretched my thinking and just by being who they are encouraged me to grow (though not in dress size)...who adored me and wanted to make love to me in particular. And for whom all the reverse is true and reciprocated.