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My self-summary
My bi-locational life is approaching a new chapter . . .
In January 2014, I took a job working seasonally with Florida "snowbirds." I'm coming to the end of that contract; so, I'll be leaving Florida at the end of April (2017). Then, it's back to my Reno home for the summer. And then -- assuming no change of plans -- it looks like I will be heading to Africa, with the Peace Corps, in mid-September. So whether I'm still in Florida, or have come back home to Reno, anyone I meet will be for the short-term. I'm still open to meeting an interesting guy, but I want to be honest about my future plans . . .

I'm a high-energy, smart, funny, low-maintenance, adventuresome, independent woman. I think life is a fabulously joyous adventure! I'm a political liberal who is interested and active in various causes of social justice. I'm also a deeply involved - tho' liberal - Jew. I love travel and believe in *always* having a current passport. I'm also an avid ballroom dancer, complete with a moderate amount of training, tho' I don't always (alas!) have a partner. I don't *need* someone to make me complete; but I'd sure enjoy someone with whom to share life's wonders. I play a "mean game" of Scrabble (mostly with that dude in my Kindle). I am rarely boring. My attitude and fitness are much younger than my chronological age. To me, "age is just a number," which is to say that I'm interested in men of a wide variety of ages . . . as long as you are "young of spirit" and in something of a similar "life stage" as mine . . .
What I’m doing with my life
I'm twice-retired from a career as a "helping professional." And now, I guess I'm thrice back to working (see above). When not working my new Florida gig, I'll be traveling as much as my budget will allow. So far, since retirement #1, I've been to Kenya/Tanzania, Cambodia/Thailand, Morocco, Singapore/Bali, Costa Rica, Iceland, Italy, Berlin and Prague, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, Namibia and the wonderful national parks of southwestern Utah as well as Yosemite. In Reno, I dance -- or listen to local music/bands -- as much as I can; on Sanibel, I'm looking for a ballroom/Latin dance partner (non-smoking, political liberal, please!) and a seasonal friend. I love the Reno area and the beautiful Sierra and surrounding locations. On Sanibel, I've come to really enjoy cycling, as it's an amazingly bike-friendly community (and flat and at sea level!). I'm an avid reader -- mostly fiction but some non-fiction too. I'm a lap swimmer, and I hit the gym a few times a week. I'm not a hard-core "Burner," by any means, but I've been to Burning Man 8 tiimes and find it a wonderful experience. Initially, I bought an old, small RV so that I could do Burning Man in a bit more comfort. For Sanibel, I've upgraded to a new, still small, diesel Motorhome that I live in, while in Florida, and then also take to the playa for Burning Man.
I’m really good at
most anything that I really enjoy! I'm a good writer and public speaker. I dance pretty well. And then there are those triple-word scores on the Scrabble board! I hope that I'm at least a bit successful at improving my corner of the world. I'm a very good people person. Funny, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My high energy. My quick intellect. Most people think I look pretty alright. My eyes and my legs. I've been told I have a kind of "presence" that people notice when I walk into a room or take to the dance floor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a slowly-recovering fast food junkie (there's no fast food on Sanibel; so, my food habits are improving, of necessity!). Still, a double cheeseburger makes me drool. And a good steak. I'm open to eating more healthily (especially if you can cook it up tasty! I don't cook much . . .), but would surely never make it as a vegetarian/vegan or raw food/organic-only eater.
I have lots of "favorite reads," too many to mention them all. Richard North Patterson is a favorite author. In the past I've devoured Latin American magical fiction -- Garcia Marquez and Allende at the top of that list. I'm happier reading fiction, but am finding more and more non-fiction that holds my attention too.
I don't get to movies as much as I'd like, but I loved Annie Hall, American Beauty, Lars and the Real Girl, Barney's Version, Juno, Moonrise Kingdom, The Sessions, Nebraska . . . to name a few. Pretty much anything by the Coen brothers also.
Even better than movies is live theater, which I love! I've been known to just "hop a plane" to NYC for a good show on Broadway. (London was great for theater also!) In music, I like most "oldies," easy jazz, and even an occasional country song (some of them are really hysterical).
Six things I could never do without
Social justice and interfaith/diversity work
Faith (of the liberal, social justice sort)
My passport
Good/supportive friends and community
Sex! (ok, one extra . . .)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What, as this bi-locational chapter of my life nears an end, will the next chapter look like? What can I do to make the world a better place? Faith (especially Jewish, but not only . . .) teachings and practice. Where am I going to find my next dance partner? And . . . shoes (Just being honest here . . . Imelda Marcos had nuthin' on me, in this department!).
On a typical Friday night I am
At worship, because it's the Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath). On Saturday night, I may be out dancing or at one of Reno's other fabulous events . . . Artown, Hot August nights, a jazz concert, etc. I'm steadily finding my Sanibel social niche -- dance spots and film festivals.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Gads, why would I admit anything truly private here?!!??
You should message me if
. . . we look like we'd be a good match (Check out our Cupid percentages and all those infernal Match Questions!). You appreciate a strong woman. You are very complete and happy in yourself, but would love to double (at least!) all of that with a real partner. You're a political liberal . . . indeed, pretty much a liberal in all things. You're involved in making the world a better place. You'll at least appreciate my liberal, Jewish commitment. (No evangelicals or fundies, please.). You are in good enough health to be physically active.
In the Sanibel area, I'm just looking to meet people . . . especially potential dance partners!

P.S. In the past, I've answered anyone/everyone who messaged me. It seems rude not to. But then I got a ton of spam! So, if we are clearly NOT well-matched and/or you haven't completed your profile or answered Match Questions, then don't expect to hear back from me. Sorry . . .

P.P.S. As above, if you're looking for the long-term, my approaching life plans mean that I won't be for you.
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