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My self-summary
As of mid-May, I've ended my snowbird-job in Florida and am back in Reno. Assuming no change of plans, I will be heading to Africa, with the Peace Corps, in mid-September. It'll be a busy summer, getting ready. But I'd love to meet a short-term "guy friend' . . . especially if you like to dance (but not only . . .)
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
Now that I've ended my Florida gig, I'm three-times retired (I wonder if I'll ever really learn to do this retirement "thing"?) from a career as a "helping professional." In between (and even during) retirements, I've indulged my love of travel from Kenya/Tanzania to Iceland to Machu Picchu/the Galapagos and lots of interesting points in between. I dance (always looking for a partner; smooth, swing, Latin, and a bit of country) -- or listen to local Reno music/bands -- as much as I can. I love the Reno area and the beautiful Sierra and surrounding locations. In Florida, I got into biking, but it was all flat and at sea-level and with lots of beautiful bike paths. I'm going to try and keep up the cycling, when I return to Reno's altitude and hills, but we'll see how that goes. I'm an avid reader -- mostly fiction but some non-fiction too. I'm a lap swimmer, and I sometimes do the gym (need to return to being more disciplined at that). I'm not a hard-core "Burner," by any means, but I've been to Burning Man 8 times and expect to go once more before leaving the country. Initially, I bought an old, small RV so that I could do Burning Man in a bit more comfort. For Florida, I upgraded to a new, still small, diesel Motorhome that I lived in while there, and which I 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 was no fast food on the Florida island where I worked winters; so, my food habits improved some, 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 enjoy movies a lot, tho' I don't always get to the movies as much as I'd like. 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. And quirky independent or foreign films too (not so much the dark, weirder ones . . .).
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 this upcoming Peace Corps adventure will be like and if I'll really make it to/through it. 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.
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're clear on -- and fine with -- that this will just be for the short term. You appreciate a strong woman. You are very complete and happy in yourself, but would enjoy sharing all of that with an equal 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.

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 .
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