I’m a photographer – professionally sometimes. I’m an introvert, and though I’ve always had a lot of friends and can be rather social and even outgoing in certain settings, I’d usually prefer to be behind my camera.
I love to do yoga, especially in the sun. I adore playing volleyball and dancing salsa, but don’t do either nearly as often as I’d like. I walk a lot. I don’t have a car, nor do I want one. I love that I get in an hour or two a day of exercise by walking just going to work, the grocery store, running errands, and going to my meditation group.
I don’t have a TV. I have a dog. She is a german shorthaired pointer named Milú. She forces me to go to the woods behind my house at least 3 times a day so she can chase squirrels and I love that she forces me to disconnect from the silliness of life. I know if it wasn’t for her, I would rarely take the time to sit among trees and feel the sun on my face and just be.
People, when they meet me, tend to think I’m very serious. I have a very fun side, but it doesn’t usually come out right away. I do take life too seriously sometimes. Usually my students, my dog, or good friends bring me back to the present and help me see the joy in it all.
My all time favorite author is probably Mo Willems.
TV: Don't have one, but I watch "The Daily Show" online and sometimes Colbert.
Music: I like Mozart on Sunday mornings. I like cuban, folk, 90s rock, lately I've been listening to Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz and the like. I don't like electronic, reggaeton, or banda, and I don't know current pop music. I adore that my students love the Beatles, so I play them a lot in school.
Food: Mexican, Indian, Thai, Spanish. I don't like chain restaurants. I like to cook good food - mostly vegetarian. I like to eat good food.
how people (especially children) learn.
what I'm eating, and how I'd improve if I were going to cook it next time.
whatever I'm reading... currently "In Defense of Food" and how I want to start growing my own food in my garden here.
you'd like to come play frisbee with my dog and me.