I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Colorado in '94 (something I've never regretted - love it here!). In addition to being a performing singer-songwriter, I'm also a writer, poet, and a bit of a "Jack (or Jill) of all trades." I have a lot of skills and interests, so I guess you'd say I'm naturally very curious and enjoy learning new things. My life experiences have brought me to a great sense of self-awareness and purpose and I enjoy being in the company of like-minded people who are open-minded, have learned a lot, and who are very aware that there's so much more to learn. Humor has gotten me through the tough times, so a good sense of humor is important as well.
I'm very laid back, don't sweat the small stuff, and try not to take myself too seriously. Content and character is much more important to me than the "cool factor." Compassion, intelligence, an open mind, tolerance, creativity, and a genuine passion for living one's purpose are traits I value in myself and others.
In general, I live life outside the box, question authority, marvel at this astoundingly beautiful and miraculous world we live in, and try to be mindful and grateful for every moment that I'm here.
Books: The Prophet, Les Miserables, Trinity, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, Mists of Avalon, The Celtic Spirit, A New Earth, The Four Agreements, Seat of the Soul, the Harry Potter series, just about anything by Stephen King, Frankenstein, and probably more that I haven't thought of.
Movies: Amadeus, Braveheart, Dead Again, Shakespeare In Love, The Sixth Sense, Phantom of the Paradise, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption, Young Frankenstein, The Untouchables, Fandango, Dances With Wolves, the Harry Potter films, Henry V, Dangerous Liaisons, and sooo many more...
TV: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, The Blacklist, Outlander, Madam Secretary, Survivor's Remorse, Game of Thrones, The Rachel Maddow Show, and Grimm. I tend to have the TV on while I work at the computer.
Radio: I love NPR, particularly Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, This American Life, Serial, Fresh Air, and RadioLab. I occasionally listen to Thom Hartmann and Norman Goldman's podcasts.
Food: My friends are always giving me a bad time about my love of food. Total foodie, though not really adventurous. I love Indian, Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese, and good old-fashioned home cooking.
Nature and animals
Good stories, whether in books, songs, or movies
Great food and tea
PLEASE NOTE: Don't expect a response if all you have to say is "hi, how are you?," "what's up?," etc. If you're serious about getting to know one another, you'll introduce yourself. Tell me about yourself. Start an actual conversation. The ability to communicate is important to me. If you can't put a sentence together, we're not a good match. I should also add that Harleys, rabid sports fans, and multiple selfies (particularly those taken in bathrooms and cars) are a turn-off.