I've been a teacher and tutor for many years, working with older kids and teens in a variety of settings, from suburban public schools to juvenile hall... Now I'm teaching math and science to 6th-8th graders at a small school in Union City, in a gang-dominated urban area, a school which serves mostly low-income immigrant families. I'm quite happily engaged with the kids and enjoy being part of this little community.
Personal growth and spiritual unfolding are deeply important to me - life experienced as an ongoing journey toward increasing wholeness, toward deepening connections with self, with others, and with the transcendent.
Music is a particular delight for me. I love to sing, alone and with others, and am an advanced beginner at the piano. I play pretty much every day; it's fun, even the simple beginners' pieces. I enjoy going to concerts and, over the last several years, have been learning about music theory and history.
I don't own a television and only occasionally watch selected shows online... I love to take NIA dance classes and yoga classes... I often spend my lunch break walking outdoors, in almost any weather, listening to a recorded book, enjoying how it feels to move.
I like exploring new places and re-visiting old favorites, taking day-trips and longer ones... enjoy hiking, camping, music festivals... I love exploring ideas, too, and am always learning, about long-standing interests as well as new ones... Quiet time is important to me, and I'd welcome a relationship where we have oh-so-much to talk about and also where we are at ease in silence together.
Time with friends & family
Books, books, & more books (on my kindle and on mp3's for listening)
Music, for listening & dancing, for playing on my piano, and for singing
Conversations that range wide & delve deep
Trails for walking, hills for hiking
(Seven things, I know... I'm a bit of a rebel...)