I work with adolescents and I still love my work after many years. I was married for 22 years, divorced a few years ago and have a 25 year old daughter and a 22 year old son. I'm ready to open my heart again and while I'm comfortable on my own, I would like to have a partner to explore life and have adventures and fun with; a man who knows himself and who can be strong and reliable as well as soft and loving.
I love making things, drawing, gardening, reading, exploring new places, looking at good art, listening to music and dancing with my dog, working out...actually, sometimes I love working out and sometimes I dread it but I feel so much better when I do that I keep on going. I love the water and have almost always lived on one coast or another.
I'm seriously thinking about moving out of the Bay Area in the next year or two. Thinking about Albuquerque! I'm fed up with the traffic and San Francisco is no longer the city that I love. Prices are obscene and lots of interesting people have been priced out. This city that was known for diversity, tolerance and freakiness is no longer. It makes me sad...but change is part of life and it's apparently time for a new adventure!
finding humor in the absurdities of living
Films: I like documentaries and lots of different genres - The Beast of the Southern Wild, anything with Betty Davis, The Silence of the Lambs is one of my all-time favorites, Searching For Sugarman. ...right now I'm blanking on films so I'll add more later.
living near an ocean-I did live in New Mexico for a while and may again, so I can do without living near an ocean. All of the water that was swimmable often had rattle snakes lounging about but the desert and sky and sun are beautiful to look at. No fog horns, however.
Worrying that Republicans will set womens' rights back 400 years and that big banks and people with lots of money in those banks are ruling our country. I also think a lot about how people work, how our brains work and how some weeds in my garden have amazingly prolific root systems. I worry about my kids. Yesterday I was wondering where does all the garbage we produce go? Does it go on barges that are littering the seas? I'll have to google that...I did and MIT has started a tracking program to figure this out! I was wrong about the barges. I also think about ways to save more water and about shoes..