64Emeryville, United States
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My self-summary
Starting at the beginning, I grew up on Long Island, and have lived in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, India, and upstate New York. Then I moved to California sixteen years ago, having had my fill of winter. This is where I feel at home, though I go east a few times a year to visit family and friends.

I had a classical education, when such a thing was more the norm. But for all that, I haven't followed a "normal" path. I went to college when I was 21, started out majoring in pipe organ, and switched to linguistics, but in the end took more Art History courses than anything else. And what do you do with that? Blaze your own trail!

It turns out the most important thing to me was finding a spiritual path. I found one that fits me well half my lifetime ago and have been following it ever since. As the Beatles said so succinctly, "Love is all there is." My focus in life is living that reality. I sing to reveal the love in my heart. I teach piano to help others access the love composers have written into their music. I work in a finance office to safeguard and celebrate the abundance offered us by the universe. I babysit to enjoy the company of young, pure souls, and hopefully to influence them to reach for the joyful in life.

And now I'd like someone to love, to play with, to share my enjoyment of life with. I love to travel, and would love to have company as I explore. It's much more fun to have new experiences together. The same goes for going to concerts, the ballet, museums, and even movies. My experience is made even better by your enjoyment.
What I’m doing with my life
Things I love to do: making music, teaching, playing with numbers, supporting others in their personal growth, hanging out with children.
I’m really good at
Listening, singing, copyediting, counting money, getting babies to sleep.
The first things people usually notice about me
My welcoming smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read to relax, and I love mysteries from the '30s and '40s (Dorothy Sayers, Rex Stout), The Enchanted April (book and movie), Jane Austin, the OED. (Okay, I also have a lot of reference books I love to dip into.) The one magazine I subscribe to is Science News.

I love the movies, and don't go very often. Some favorites: Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, independent films, pretty much anything English.

Music? Bach, Beethoven, and the Beatles (my 3 Bs. Nothing against Brahms, but JPG and R nudged him out).

On television it's Jon Stewart, NCIS, Mythbusters, Downton Abbey, Elementary, English mysteries.

Food: avocados, asparagus, and artichokes, simple dishes where the flavor of the food isn't disguised by herbs and spices.
Six things I could never do without
A funny idea, but, okay, six things I really love a lot:
beloved people
bodies of salt water
soft pets
the arts
making music
and chocolate.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever I'm doing at the moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching TV with my housemate. It's English mystery night!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a synesthete.
You should message me if
what you've read here leaves you wanting to know more!
The two of us