I grew up near Boston, have lived in the Midwest for eight years, in California for twelve, and Germany for one. No kids, never married, though I want both a family and marriage one day.
I consider myself in good shape in every way--physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
I'm most myself when I'm goofy and funny. I'm attracted to smiles, optimism, depth, good will, and honesty.
I'm teaching, running, practicing target archery, cooking, forcing myself to clean my apartment, planning concerts to attend, discovering book and record stores, lifting. Sometimes biking, playing my viola, tasting whiskies, skating, glancing at pop culture from a distance.
Movies: I like movies, but I'm no buff. I feel that I should know more about directors, but go to superhero movies instead. I love oldies, great dramas, action films that minimize explosions, brilliant acting, and beautiful and creative cinematography. Spike Lee rocks. Coen Bros.
Music: Music of the 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Haydn, Mozart, Stravinsky, and Messiaen. See what I did there? There's a lot of classical music out there! Chuck Berry, Beatles, Stones, Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, John Denver. Appalachian old time and American folk. Newer stuff too (my ears are open). Anything from Brazil and Turkey. A curious love for older musicals (Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin) and slight revulsion for newer ones.
Food: Unfortunately, spicy food makes me melt (not in a good way). But I'm pretty adventurous: yes to all culinary traditions but no more sea cucumber or other rubbery-textured slimy foods. I cook Turkish cuisine, LOVE to cook (with cookbooks and wish I did it more), like wine and whisky, trying to eat smart.
2. My music
3. My other sources of food for my soul
4. My identity as an open, honest, kind person
5. My flexibility that enables me to stop at five things