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My self-summary
Taking care of her was a pleasure. I moved my mother in with me a couple years after my divorce and we had good times together. Even after her dementia deepened and I could no longer have her at home, I enjoyed being with her. She died a year ago, just shy of her 100th birthday

Now, mellower and perhaps more philosophical, I am reclaiming the pleasures of entertaining and re-engaging more fully with things that give me joy. I’ll be teaching for OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) again this fall, am increasing my volunteer time, taking more classes, playing bridge again (adequately, not great), and continuing to participate in the various concert series and arts organizations that have long been part of my life.

All of which would be so much more fun if I could share them with you! I miss relaxing with a guy over drinks on the patio, walking hand in hand through the booths at a local festival, that quick kiss in the kitchen while we fix dinner together, and helpless laughter over whatever silliness just struck our fancy.

Let’s do something together—how about a murder mystery supper party (!), a drive up into the north Georgia mountains to check out waterfalls, or (could you bear it?) spending a Saturday afternoon at the latest offering of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at the nearby theater .

If you happen to enjoy, as I do, living in a dot of blue in a sea of red, great. If you agree that occasional pet hair on clothes and furniture is not a disaster, even better.

I’ve been an active Episcopalian my entire adult life. My faith is important to me but I don’t wear it on my sleeve. Please, no smokers or “trying to quite.”

Drop me a line. Let’s chat!
What I’m doing with my life
One of my pleasures is being active in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, both taking and teaching classes, and participating in several interest groups. I take full advantage of the cultural activities in town, and--oh yes--am cleaning out my attic!
I’m really good at
Teaching, writing, photography, cooking (it's therapeutic). Caring for pets. (when I was a little girl I wanted to be a dog trainer). Also misplacing keys, glasses--you know, the "would forget my head if it weren't attached" syndrome
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel," and "Collapse" and Terry Pratchett's hilarious "DiscWorld" series; Classical music, opera, jazz, bagpipes and close harmony a cappella (like barbershop, Chanticleer). Sushi, oysters, fresh BLT's, cheeses, chocolate anything. Family favorite movie was "Young Frankenstein."
Six things I could never do without
beauty and cultural activities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I don't think I'm obsessive about anything. My interests are broad and varied, my politics and social views liberal, my loyalty to friends and family unshakeable.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm retired. Friday night is no different than other nights. I'm often at the university's famed concert hall or fine arts auditorium.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If it is "private," I don't talk about it!
You should message me if
you would like to!
The two of us