62Ventura, United States
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My self-summary
I have had an interesting life, holding 2 citizenships -- original USA and then Canada. An active person, I love hiking (serious or leisurely walking the beach), yoga or full-out working out, biking or dancing. A voracious reader, I completed my Masters in English in 2003. I love singing in my car or in the shower. I love peanut M & M's. I picture writing something magnificent someday
What I’m doing with my life
I teach high school English to seniors. I love the interaction with people who are on the edge of things...keeps me enthusiastic! I care about the community, love music and the arts, adore sports and other things that demand focus, to-the-edge excellence and sweat...so I find time for these things. I travel whenever I can...my last big trip was Ireland. I believe in action, the good of the group and finding beauty in things, so I try to surround myself with energizing people. I go to things -- enjoy book festivals, and concerts, and baseball games, and live music at a local venue, hanging out with friends, laughing.
I’m really good at
Smiling. Listening. Enjoying sun and water and trees. Academics. Sometimes Jeopardy. Justice. Traveling with little ado but with large excitement. Simplicity. Reading and sometimes writing.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. Zesty spirit. Fun.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Atwood -- I completed my Masters in English on her works. I also adore Dune, find Gordimer short stories grand, have adopted "so it goes" from Vonnegut. Favorite books would take years to list. Love indie films, live drama, much, much music (from Rodrigo y Gabriela to lyricists like M. Ward, Tom Petty and Mumford & Sons to The Lumineers ...oh, who can name these things!). Love Italian, cookies, cornbread, paella in Barcelona, soup, avocados, wine, cookies, carrots, Mexican at Cuernavaca or in Santa Paula, vodka, cookies. :)
Six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Helping. I really wonder about our preoccupation with "me." I would like to see us work more for the common good. I also think about affection, intimacy...so I guess for me, being healthy is both private and public.
On a typical Friday night I am
Such variety -- includes being at home watching a game, out with friends listening to music, writing down some overflowing ideas, watching a sunset, laughing, walking the promenade, reading, etc., etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Out loud? On this site? Well...I used to bite my fingernails.
You should message me if
You want some fun! Looking for someone who likes to do stuff. I enjoy physicality (in many forms ... :) and have lots of energy. I have been told I am way younger in looks and spirit than my years.
The two of us