My daughter is 23, graduated last year from UBC in Vancouver. Her area of interest is global resources and sustainable practices in farming. She wants to be a farmer; currently director of education and co-manager of a farm in Canada dedicated to providing the community with organic food, and offering education to children and adults about sustainable agriculture. I think she will do well. It's fun to see her sort out the world and how she should fit in it.
For many years, I produced children's television. Then I ran my own software company--small, fun, hard work. I've worked at a few universities teaching and in administration. For about 10 years I was an information design consultant for companies around Seattle and California. Found myself commuting into Seattle a lot. Not great. But the work was exciting.
I have a PhD in learning and human development. Taught for some years. I have the equivalent of a masters in theater/TV/Film. I enjoy good theater very much. My family used to go to Broadway for shows, museums, great food, music, and people watching.
Bought a 100 year old house four years ago. I think I needed to absorb myself in a big project after my divorce. The house is in a great neighborhood and has great bones. But it needed everything. The remodeled kitchen is beautiful--cherry, granite, tile, glass mosaic, stainless. The living and dining rooms and den are comfortable with wonderful southern light and a view of he bay. Renovation is time consuming but the payoff is wonderful. I've restored several other houses and built one. (Hmmmm, so I know what renovation is like; why am I doing it again??)
Doing fun stuff with someone I care about is great, and I miss that. I enjoy being at home, cooking, gardening, out for dinner/performance/movie, traveling to a fun destination, biking the islands, hiking or skiing around Mt Baker. I enjoy dinner parties and enjoy having people over to my in-progress home.
I do a lot of outdoor and sports activities. In the summer, I hike nearly every week in the Cascades. I bike a lot and enjoy my tandem. My passion is squash--play 2-3 times a week. I got back to tennis three years ago and enjoy the social aspect of it as well as the sport. Ski lots in the winter. It's fun skiing the steep and deep--but usually exhausting. Sailing has been a passion for most of my life; love being in and around the islands.
I am happy, fit, and inquisitive
I have the equivalent of a masters in film and theater. I like to watch well made movies--just about any genre as long as it is good (except for gory movies).
I like most music but favorites are classical, jazz, stuff by the Eagles and Chicago. Stevie Ray Vaughn and Joe Bonamasa are great. But so are lots others.
Like most food but really like Thai, Italian, French, Japanese. Don't like sushi.
Exercise--ski, squash, hiking, biking, sailing.
(not necessarily in that order)