70Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
in 2007 i took a leap of faith across the country in order to be in the life of my newborn grandson. i left a wonderfully full life, dear friends, familiar neighborhoods, and all those things that felt comfortable and known. during these last 7 years i have been creating the next scene in this interesting movie that i am starring in and directing.... it is quite the mind-expanding. i have found a job i love, new friendships that are deepening, and a wonderful sense of freedom. it is delightful to realize and actualize that i continue to evolve. how awesome is that! maybe it has a lot to do with my belief that i will always land on my feet, that difficult things are surmountable, and i can let go of the small stuff. i generally reframe to the positive, while appreciating the realities of sadness, disappointment, and other such "bummers". i keep my sense of humor and stay aware of the fact that we are all pretty much the same when it comes right down to it.
i've been going in and out of this cyberspace dating thing and find it weird. yet here i am re-writing my profile without the "i like walks on the beach...blah, blah, blah". i do miss someone who would provide that "couple" feeling....that safe enough space within which to be vulnerable.... what i'd like 1st is to meet someone with friendship as the goal. someone to hang with. to stay grounded in the here and now. like "hey , ya' wanna do something tomorrow?" not to worry about baggage....we all have some. i would prefer no more than would fit in the overhead compartment.
if you're of the same mind and would like to meet, send me a message and we'll go from there.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a psychiatric social worker in a short stay psych. unit in San Leandro. I love my job. i am in the early stages of starting a private practice.
i laugh a lot and make those around me laugh as well. I do the Sunday Times crossword puzzle. working out and staying fit is a regular part of my routine.
i believe in comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable. i try to leave a very small footprint on the planet and believe in tikkun olam.
i love theatre and have started taking an improv class....what fun! i'm also in a reader's theatre meet-up.
my 2 grandkids are my joy. they provide me with the opportunity to be silly, wacky, and play with abandon (which i do anyway).
so much more makes up who i am. what you see is what you get....i have a new york accent and a new york edge.
I’m really good at
being a friend.... laughing.....listening.... predicting the exact time i will get to my destination....being funny.....kissing....holding a plank for over 3 minutes...connecting with kids and animals
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile. my energy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: almost any memoir, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Wicked, Under the Banner of Heaven, the curious incident of the dog in the night (something like that), any Pat Conroy book, John Irving books and too many more to mention (or remember!).
Movies: Coen brothers movies, most Woody Allen movies, "Dressed to Kill", "Tootsie", "All of Me", indies and foreign films, "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Nebraska", "Silver Lining Playbook", and, again, too many to mention.
Shows: Les Miz, Wicked, Cirque de Soleil, good dramas and good musicals (Andrew Lloyd Weber); TV: Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Killing, Downton Abbey, So You Think You Can Dance, Damages, Dexter, House of Cards, and some junk stuff, too
Music: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Marley, Pete Seeger, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Dead, Bluegrass, some jazz, blues, soundtracks from Woody Allen movies and Broadway shows
Food: Vietnamese, Thai, Sushi, ny pizza, Burmese, Mexican....actually pretty much anything...except red meat, lobster, and overcooked vegetables
Six things I could never do without
my family, a sense of humor, a positive outlook, animals, friends, the kindness of strangers
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what a long strange trip it's been. i think about where this country is going and what we are leaving our children. i think about earthquakes.
i also think about how lucky i am to have people in my life i love and who love and support me.
how this next chapter of my life will unfold.
On a typical Friday night I am
sometimes watching a movie on tv, going out with friends, unwinding from the week and planning my weekend
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i will admit to people i trust
You should message me if
you want to check out if I am what is missing in your life
The two of us