45 Cleveland, United States
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My self-summary
I am a lover of life and all it's up, downs, twists and turns...there is so much to learn and so much to relish. I am passionate about living carefully - for the planet and for others. I try to eat well, help out when i can, whether it be volunteer work or just helping a friend out. I am ethical, honest, kind,loving, supportive and down to earth.
I try to keep fit and get to the gym 3 - 4 times a week. I started running recently and have run a few road races. I want to get faster! I weight-train a bit as well, mostly to keep strong and toned. I spend time at the metro parks and in my garden during the warm months.
What I’m doing with my life
I am enhancing my skills and consolidating two separate career paths...I worked in community development for many years, then I went on to teach primary school. I traveled the world (seriously - all over Europe, parts of Asia and lived in Africa extensively) and have had professional and personal experiences and opportunities that I feel very lucky about. I recently moved back to Cleveland and I enrolled in a PhD program to enhance my career. I love learning and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to do this at this stage in my life.
I’m really good at
Laughing...and listening. I am friend that is honest and loyal. I can speak Swahili fluently and am good at keeping people company.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. I am sensitive, introspective, thoughtful and very serious about issues of humanity...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
OK, this is hard. I am eclectic. I love mainstream, to alternative. I read a lot for my studies about education, internationalism and sociology. Last thing I read: Freedom, by Richard Sennett and The Atlantic. I read the NYT every day, Politico as often as I can and Huffington Post. I love trashy murder mysteries and I read all the adolescent popular books to keep up with my kids. I read about spirituality and justice (Ruby Payne) and development (Amartya Sen). I love independent films as well as blockbusters. I enjoy live performances and theatre. I go to museums every weekend - you name it I go there (if I know about it).
I love eating...Indian curries, Ethiopian, Italian, Japanese, sea food, Continental...I love it and even more so when I have someone to share the intimacy of a tasty and lively dinner.
The six things I could never do without
Well, I lived in Africa and lived without lots, so I am not sure what I can't live without...I think there is joy in life even without the material and personal comforts we are used here in the USA. Maybe I should say I can't live without good friendship, love, kindness and support...and maybe wholesome, healthy, organic foods, NPR and of course my family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world, education, my children, being healthy...and what fun activity I can participate in!
On a typical Friday night I am
At home:-) or out with friends for dinner, at a movie or performance...or possibly relaxing over a glass of wine while sharing the events of the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
hmmmm....get to know me...I have a few!
You should message me if
You enjoy coffee and want to get to know me better.