I'm passionate about people and what makes them tick, our relationship to each other and the world, and creating community. I tend to balance a serious side with lightness and laughter. I'm a seeker of meaning, and help others seek their own meaning in my work, so I'm always curious to talk to people about their passions and what makes them tick, and our relationship to each other and the world. I don’t care what you do for a living, but I do care that you care about it. And, to illustrate a different side, I have recently gotten in touch with my 14 year old self, and uncharacteristically developed a crush on a musician – and yes, I do laugh at myself over it. Beyond that, I love to be outdoors, spend intimate time with friends, read, hike, go out to dinner, see movies, travel. (You know, the same list as everyone else.) As a transplanted New Yorker (20+ years!), I do have to laugh at how 'Northern California' I have become, but I do retain some basic New York-isms. If this balance between the serious and the silly appeal to you, let's talk.
Recently, I also have been told warmth and authenticity. I don't really know how people see 'authenticity', nonetheless, that is the feedback I've gotten.
I love books -- as I write, I'm rereading the book Ishmael, which I read in '98 -- I remember it having a profound influence on me, and it seemed like it was time to revisit.
The ability to have an impact
My iPad -- which is also my Kindle
The possibility of adventure