I like this work, and like that it's not all-consuming. That is to say, I have time for the people in my life and for self-reflection.
Speak-from-the-heart conversation sustains me. So does bringing humor to everyday interactions. Share a laugh? Sign me up.
Sign me up again for a walk in the woods or an event in the city: concert, exhibit, movie, cafe, the park, the urban clamor in moderate doses.
I live debt and mortgage free with enough left in my pockets to travel and save for the future. I lean to the left on political, social, and environmental issues. My house makes its own electricity and heats its own water. The Sierras feel like a second home.
I find time to exercise most days. Swimming, and biking in the East Bay hills are the usuals.
I grew up in the East Bay and have also lived in Tokyo, Santa Cruz, Yosemite, and just outside of Manhattan. I look forward to seeing more of the world. You too?
Books by Dave Eggers, Ann Patchett, Wallace Stegner, David Sedaris, Nick Hornby, Tom Robbins, Pema Chodron, and poet Billy Collins.
Radio shows like, This American Life, Forum, Snap Judgement, Fresh Air, and NPR.
The music of Miles, Coltrane, Bach, Joni Mitchell, Monk…
Food? Italian, south-east Asian, Japanese, American, Mexican, Indian. Home cooking!