I am warm yet irreverent. Imaginative and curious. Funny and playful, even goofy at times. Very much into adventure. Laid-back. Open and open-minded. I am liberal and progressive, not conservative. I eat healthy foods, exercise, and live an active lifestyle. I'm very politically aware and interested, and know what's going on in the world. I'm fit and I look like my pictures.
Some things I love: music, movies, hiking, restaurants, biking, skiing, theater, museums, reading, writing, animals, and taking pictures. I love nature and the outdoors. I'm very distressed about the mess we're making of the world.
I have close friends from my whole life going back to childhood - wide variety of people. I think it's something I'm lucky in. I'm a social person.
I love traveling, and I'm long overdue for a nice trip. So I just planned one to Italy and Germany for this September. In the past I've traveled a lot around Europe, the US, and the Americas. A year in England during college, and a bunch of trips back since. Some beautiful bike trips, in France, Costa Rica, national parks.... A yoga ashram in the Bahamas last year (I'm not highly skilled at yoga, at all). I want to go to the Far East, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, South America, Berlin, Prague, and just escape occasionally to the Catskills forests.
I have two cats, sister and brother - I took them in long ago from a litter that needed homes, two because I thought one would get lonely. I love dogs too, and would be happy to have one. I also have a bunch of plants, because plants need homes too...
I write stuff down, anything that comes to mind - funny, psychological, historical, scientific, philosophical, poetic. I've been doing that since high school. I think writing is fun and self-inspiring. I'll jam it all in a novel or short stories one day, and I think it will be very popular. I also write down my dreams, whenever I can remember them. My brother and I have embarked on recorded interviews of my parents, about themselves and the 20th century. We're doing it for posterity, for the world...
I'm good with words.
I'm pretty good at skiing.
I'm good at having conversations.
My first album, chosen in 2nd grade under the guidance of my older brother, was the White Album. I listened to it a million times, following the lyrics end to end. From there I've branched out to all different kinds of music today - too much to list, I won't bother listing bands. As for movies, I like independent, old, foreign, and once in a while a Hollywood comedy or superhero flick. If you want I'll send you my next 45 movies on Netflix to help you come to a decision about me. A few favorite recent-ish books are Kavalier and Clay, Oscar Wao, and The Secret History, and I love a lot of old ones too. I love to read. On TV - Portlandia, Jessica Jones, season 1 of True Detective, Game of Thrones (I have not yet watched the last season so please don't ruin it for me), and most recently Stranger Things.
great music, movies, books, art
something to write in
and of course love and affection
the golf course pic of me is rare. i'm not a big golfer.
I'd like to have kids, but I can also imagine having a great fulfilling life without kids, I suppose.