I am interested in subtleties of the moment, simple pleasures, people being good to each other, having fun and noticing details, ...being playful and laughing. And below but close to the surface I am very smart, sharp, and serious. I've always loved being near strong intellectual stimulation (my mom's the bookish one and my dad's pretty brilliant), though I don't need to be constantly intellectually engaged or immersed myself. I find so much of life interesting and intriguing on many levels. I do miss crowded NYC cafes where I'd overhear great stories that would spark an adventure of my own, or alert me to an event or book to check out - but I enjoy the calmer pace here and the trees & sky. I've lived in 5 states (grew up in New England) and I have friends all over the world who I wish I could visit more often and more easily.
I like meaningful conversation and the company of thinker/doers, clever design, interesting homes, healthy food, blue skies, being fit, neighborhood walks, doing projects together. Comfort trumps style though aesthetics are a significant kind of comfort.
I'm not so interested in politics, government, religion, or sports but when I do tune in it's to NPR, Colbert, John Stewart or the NYT.
I believe in taking responsibility and in paying it forward.