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My self-summary
Think of a mix between east coast and west coast -- the joie de vivre and generosity of spirit of a Californian, but the work ethic and seriousness of a New Englander. And why journey east from California? To live in an environment that makes demands on me. I love to shovel snow.

I've been through a few careers: was a child development specialist, trained as a high altitude mountaineer, returned to education as an English teacher/learning specialist, am now a tutor and consultant. Mountaineering and rock climbing have been replaced by cycling.

I never married or had children, but rather enjoyed and still enjoy an independent life with a certain degree of solitude for reflection and balance. You could say I am a blend between an introvert who reads, thinks, meditates, and putters, and an extravert who enjoys conversation, listening, physical activity, and, of course, humor.
What I’m doing with my life
Tutoring high school and college students in English, history, Latin; consulting for a Montessori School; training for cycling season; completing house projects; spending time with friends, staying current w/ politics, getting the laundry done; training for Kilimanjaro.
I’m really good at
Listening; problem-solving; being kind, having a balanced life; staying healthy, being curious and open-minded.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For authors: Twain, E.B. White, Fitzgerald, Wendell Berry, J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Hitchens, Barbara Tuchman, Bill Bryson
For books: Huck Finn, Great Gatsby, Things They Carried, Out Stealing Horses, Remains of the Day, etc.
For historians: Gordon Wood, David Potter, Bruce Chernow
Film: The Lives of Others; Out of Africa; To Kill a Mockingbird; watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance.
Food: everything except beets, lima beans, and liver, but mostly vegetarian. I never pass up excellent food.
Six things I could never do without
NYT, Wash Post, NYer & Harper's (esp. Harper's Index)
Exercise (cycling, hiking, yoga, walking, climbing, whatever)
My friends
My family
My sanity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
OMG -- what will happen now?
On a typical Friday night I am
Coming home from my part-time job at the bike shop to make dinner, watch Bill Maher and get ready for a Saturday morning bike ride.
You should message me if
you are politically liberal, have a curious mind, a sense of humor about life, and can punctuate sentences :-))
The two of us