55 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I have two girls, 11 and 14, who are with me half of the time. I am utterly devoted to them. Happily, I have I have a warm relationship with their dad who lives nearby, so no drama there. I am looking for a man I can also be utterly devoted to/with.

In my relationships integrity is at the top of the list. Come on, we should all treat each other like the gods and goddesses we are, walking around in these earthly bodies. I strive to underlie all of my interactions with respect and compassion. I strive. Like every other person on OKC, I would describe myself as easy going and fun loving. Sure, I'm easy going, as long as you agree with everything I say. Just kidding. Ha ha. I love fascinating questions, and most things can be fascinating if approached from the right angle. I like the brain tickle of deeper philosophical questions. Does Tacqueria REALLY make the best burrito in SF? Can I simultaneously sound impressive and humble in my self summary? Is it really worth spending $200 and countless hours to grow a few heads of chard and kale in your backyard? (Answer: yes, but don't calculate how much each head has cost you)

I love exploring new places, walking around the city, getting out of the city, eating out, live music, movies, camping, playing on the beach, gardening, reading, trying new things. I LOVE being outdoors in almost all weather (really, what's better than walking on the beach during a huge storm?) Hiking is my go-to activity. I have done tons of backpacking and camping throughout my life, and continue to get out into the mountains a couple times a year these days. I love (almost) all types of dancing -- I'm a jill-of-all-dances -- although I haven't been out dancing much lately. More dancing at home. I also really love staying home and hanging out, watching a movie, playing games, (sometimes doing karaoke with my kids).

Most of my professional career has been as a teacher of kids. For 4 years I facilitated groups (kids and adults) through a ropes course, low ropes and high ropes, out in the woods in Connecticut. (Low ropes is about team-building while solving group challenges; High ropes is about individuals facing fear, contacting inner courage and stepping forward.) I am currently teaching middle school writing, which it turns out has much in common with the goals of the ropes course. Fun + risk = bonding + personal growth -- How lucky am I?
What I’m doing with my life
Hanging out with friends and family
Developing and refining writing curriculum
Helping adolescents find their voice and themselves with said
Getting outside
Trying valiantly (but unsuccessfully) to keep up with house and garden
projects - sometimes it seems like the faster I go the behinder I get
Cooking and eating nutritious, high quality food
I’m really good at
Considering other points of view
Finding solutions
Planning trips
Being amazed by a capable man
Being a team player
Asking questions
Looking for answers
Finding answers, and more answers
Remodeling old houses
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, anything by Barbara Kingsolver, Sho-Gun, A Brief History of Everything (Ken Wilber), anything by Rudolf Steiner, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings,

Movies: All-time favorites: Network, Dr. Strangelove, The Departed, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Food: pretty much everything ethnic this city has to offer. At home we eat real food, not from boxes. (Okay, with the occasional mac & cheese.)
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