Nature is a refuge from the intensity of my work, which I love. Dancing and long bike rides also bring me joy. And spontaneously making up bad folk songs.
I love exploring cities on foot or bike. Interested in shamanism and the Economist.
Ive journeyed across the globe, including living two years in a small village on the edge of the Sahara during the Peace Corps. My 20-something idealism is alive and well, but tempered with greater compassion and pragmatism.
Lionel Richie, says it best: "Hello? Is it you I'm looking for?"
I've channeled my creativity into creating urban places: developing well-designed housing and launching a non-profit that greens neighborhoods.
I relish being physical (running, cycling, yoga, climbing). And napping on weekends, when I get the chance.
To quote Mary Oliver:
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
TV: I don't own one, but have fallen into temporary obsessions with The Wire, Mad Men & Game of Thrones. For laughs, nothing beats The Daily Show or South Park. I can't get enough of Game of Thrones. Winter is coming.
Music: I love it too much! (Is that possible?). One sweet spot is alt-folk-indie stuff, especially Gillian Welch, Vetiver, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontange, the XX, Fruit Bats, Black Keys and M Ward. I love dancing to break-beats (Pink Mammoth, Green Gorilla, BrassTax), Afrobeat (Fela!), neo-soul (d'Angelo & Anthony Hamilton top the list) 70s funk and soul (Stevie, JB, Curtis, Sly & Al). And oh yes: chamber music and anything with cellos, especially Zoe Keating.
Food: I love eating & cooking SLO (seasonal, local & organic), but reserve the right to indulge in Popeye's fried chicken when certain dark urges arise. Californian-inspired French food is probably my favorite, closely followed by Japanese.
• high sierra star-filled skies or sun-drenched meadows
• music & dancing
• jersey cotton bedsheets
• friends & family